According to the U.S. Census, there were 16.2 million military veterans in the U.S. in 2022, representing 6.2% of the total civilian population aged 18 and over. This Veterans Day, WashingtonExec is highlighting the ways in which the GovCon industry is recognizing and supporting the veteran community, around the holiday and year-round.
In this Veterans Day video segment, WashingtonExec’s Amanda Ziadeh is joined by Luis “CC” Colon-Castro, vice president of defense solutions at ECS. A veteran himself, Colon-Castro shares his personal connection to the veteran community and why it’s important GovCon support and recognize veterans year-round. As the executive sponsor of ECS’ Veterans Employee Resource Group, Colon-Castro also discusses how the company supports VA, how employees get involved with veteran-focused initiatives and unique ways ECS highlights veterans.