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AECOM’s Supplier Diversity Program in the U.S. ranked highly by Military Friendly®

The company also received designations as a Military Friendly® Company, Military Friendly® Employer, and Military Friendly® Brand

Los Angeles (May 19, 2021) — AECOM, the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm, announced today that it is ranked #2 nationwide on VIQTORY’s list of 2021 Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity Programs. Additionally, AECOM is recognized as a Military Friendly® Employer and Military Friendly® Brand. These combined rankings elevate the firm’s status to a 2021 Military Friendly® Company.

“We’re honored to receive this recognition from VIQTORY and will continue demonstrating our steadfast commitment to our military employees, families, and teaming partners,” said Karl Jensen, executive vice president of AECOM’s national governments business. Mr. Jensen served more than 20 years in the U.S. Navy and Navy Reserve as a naval aviator and aerospace engineering duty officer. “We deeply value the outstanding contributions the military community brings to our infrastructure work, including the hundreds of veterans and reservists that we call our colleagues as well as the veteran-owned businesses that participate in our industry-leading supplier diversity program.”

Military Friendly® is the standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort, and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefits for the U.S. military community.

“The Military Friendly® lists represent a growing number of organizations who are taking a holistic approach on engagement, retention, and support in the military and service member community,” said Kayla Lopez, Director of Military Partnerships, VIQTORY. “Their dedication, persistence, and continued evolution is what sets these companies apart. A holistic approach is what creates scalability and leads to success.”

As a major contractor to the U.S. Federal Government, AECOM works with government agencies to deliver innovative solutions across the project lifecycle that help achieve mission success. The company has a longstanding commitment to those who serve as well as those who have returned to civilian life, partnering with organizations that assist veterans both during and after their military service.

Since 2003, the Military Friendly® lists have set the standard for organizations to provide the best opportunities for veterans. These prestigious lists provide a comprehensive guide for veterans and their families using data sourced through continuously improved methodology, criteria, and weightings developed with the help of an independent research firm and proprietary survey information from participating organizations.


AECOM is the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical expertise and innovation, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.2 billion in fiscal year 2020. See how we deliver what others can only imagine at and @AECOM.

About Military Friendly®

Military Friendly® is the standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefit for the military community. Only about 15 organizations competed for Military Friendly® designation upon its founding in 2003. Today, that number is over 1,500. Military Friendly® ratings are owned and produced by Viqtory, Inc., a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business founded in 2001. They are not affiliated with or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Defense or the federal government. The data-driven Military Friendly® lists and methodology can be found at Data calculations are evaluated for completeness and accuracy by Ernst & Young.

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Rachel Weiss, Senior Communications Manager
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