The Boeing Company recognizes the value of military service.

The Boeing Company recognizes the value of military service.

BoeingFor nearly 100 years, Boeing has been deeply committed to supporting our nation's military personnel, veterans and their families. The company recognizes that service in defense of our nation is an enduring mission, and something that for many continues well beyond their service in the military.

The unique value that these individuals bring to their jobs and communities is nearly unmatched. So when our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and ‎Marines are finished serving, Boeing, through its Global Corporate Citizenship organization, invests in strong programs that help these individuals and their families transition into civilian life and achieve success.



United Way of Greater Los Angeles President and CEO Elise Buik accepts a grant from Boeing in support of veteran employment initiatives from board member Troy Dawson, president, Spectrolab, a wholly-owned Boeing subsidiary within Boeing Defense, Space & Security.



As part of this commitment, with a strong focus on supporting current and veteran military personnel, Boeing invested in United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ mission to reduce veteran unemployment in Los Angeles County by half by 2017. With a shared vision to recognize the value of our service members, Boeing and United Way are working hard to provide pathways for building better lives.

In the past year alone, because of Boeing’s support, United Way and its partner agencies helped almost 1,200 veterans secure permanent employment through services that provide job readiness training and placement by leveraging the unique abilities they bring to civilian careers.



Single mother of two, Lucille McElroy served in the United States Navy for nine years rising to the rank of Petty Officer, Second Class. Upon her return from service, Lucille had difficulty finding a permanent job. Even with an M.B.A., she managed to hold only temporary or commission-based jobs. Through United Way, she accessed programs where she added IT and other valuable skills to an already impressive resume and secured a permanent job that now offers her family benefits and financial security. Lucille tells us, “I now have a bright future for my family.”


This year, with Boeing’s support, another 1,650 veterans, like Lucille, will secure permanent employment in Los Angeles County. Together, we will ensure that all veterans are achieving success, so that not one military service member ends up on the streets.



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