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Salute Mission Critical Earns 2024 Gold Military Friendly ® Employer Designation

Salute is recognized as a 2024 Gold Military Friendly ® Employer for investing in processes driving positive changes for service members, military spouses, and veterans.

Franklin, WI – November 10th, 2023 – Salute Mission Critical announced today that it has earned the 2024 Gold Military Friendly ® Employer designation. In addition, they were awarded the 2024 Top 10 Military Spouse Friendly ® Employer distinction, ranking in 5th place.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly ® Employer designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Over twelve hundred companies participated in the 2024 Military Friendly ® survey.

Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by VIQTORY with input from the Military Friendly ® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining an organization’s survey score with an assessment of the organization’s ability to meet thresholds for Recruitment, New Hire Retention, Employee Turnover, and Promotion & Advancement of veterans and military employees. 

The skills and discipline found in the military community are a major benefit to our clients,” says Salute Co-Founder and Chairman, Lee Kirby. “Our mission is to solve the data center industry’s talent shortage and veteran unemployment while providing the highest quality services to our clients. We are a global data center services company with a workforce that is strengthened by the values and skills of the military community. Earning the Military Friendly ® designation for another year is a great honor and we will continue to engage and support this incredible community.”

“Organizations earning the Military Friendly Employers designation the have wholeheartedly invested in comprehensive and impactful initiatives that bring about positive, life-changing results for our valued service members, dedicated military spouses, and esteemed veterans within their ranks. We salute these exemplary employers who raise the bar and understand that hiring military personnel is not merely an act of goodwill but a testament to a standard that truly embodies sound business wisdom. Their steadfast commitment to integrating military personnel into their workforce not only reflects their compassion but also underscores their business acumen,”Kayla Lopez, Senior Director of Military Partnerships at Military Friendly®

Salute Mission Critical will be showcased in the 2024 Military Friendly ® Employers in the Winter issue of G.I. Jobs ® magazine and on

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About Salute Mission Critical

Salute Mission Critical is the largest global full lifecycle data center services provider that delivers critical facility management services to hyperscale, colocation and edge leaders. Clients worldwide rely on Salute to sustainably operate data centers with military precision.

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About Military Friendly ® Employers

Military Friendly® is the standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort, and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefits for the military community. Over 2,100 organizations compete annually for Military Friendly® designation annually. Military Friendly® ratings are owned by Viqtory, Inc., a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business. Viqtory is not affiliated with or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Defense or the federal government. Results are produced via a rules-based algorithm. The data-driven Military Friendly® lists and methodology can be found at


Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service disabled, veteran owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its owned assets such as Military Spouse Magazine®, Vetrepreneur®, G.I. Jobs ® and Military Friendly® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Dept of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at

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