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Schneider receives Victory Media's 2017 Military Friendly Gold Award

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Schneider's current Ride of Pride driver Jon Ritscher stands in front of the carrier’s Ride of Pride truck. (Courtesy: SCHNEIDER)
Schneider's current Ride of Pride driver Jon Ritscher stands in front of the carrier’s Ride of Pride truck. (Courtesy: SCHNEIDER)

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Schneider, a long-time supporter of current and former military personnel, has been awarded Victory Media’s 2017 Military Friendly Gold Award.

The award recognizes companies and colleges that have set the standard for demonstrating positive employment and education outcomes for veterans and their families.

This year’s award marks the 11th time that Schneider has been honored by Victory Media for its commitment to veteran-friendly employment.

Schneider’s commitment to the military dates back to founder Al Schneider, a National Guardsman who understood the exceptional level of commitment and skill military members bring to their work.

His dedication to helping service members succeed in their careers has been showcased by the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States, which in 1991 inaugurated the annual “Al Schneider Memorial Award” for employers that have demonstrated outstanding support to the enlisted men and women of the Guard and Reserve.

Schneider’s Rob Reich, senior vice president and U.S. Army veteran, said the carrier’s support of the armed forces is apparent in its programs and practices for associates with military backgrounds, including:

  • Military experience is converted to Schneider experience toward starting pay
  • There is guaranteed home time for weekend drill and annual training — no time off required, and
  • GI Bill benefits are available through Department of Veteran Affairs Apprenticeship program.

“Schneider is proud that over a quarter of our associates have a military background,” Reich said. “To again be recognized as a military-friendly employer for our commitment to providing careers for service members and veterans is an absolute honor.”

Victory Media is a veteran-owned small business that connects the military community to civilian employment and entrepreneurial and educational opportunities through its brands, including Military Friendly.

To create its 2017 employer awards list, Victory Media evaluated both public data about organizations and proprietary data gathered through an online employer survey. Some areas that Victory Media considered include culture and commitment, military employee support and retention, and career opportunity and advancement.

“All of our Military Friendly award recipients set the standard for excellence,” said Daniel Nichols, chief product officer of Victory Media and head of Military Friendly development. “They offer exceptional examples of what it means not just to build a program that meets federal requirements, but one that serves the military and veteran community from classrooms to careers.”

To learn more about Schneider’s career opportunities for current and former military personnel, please visit



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