Nearly one in five CSX employees is a veteran of the armed services. In 2012, the company plans to hire approximately 1,000 veterans, part of its pledge to the White House's Joining Forces initiative. CSX also supports employees engaged in the National Guard or active Reserve by extending salary and benefits to employees called up to active duty.
"Veterans make our business better by bringing accountability, teamwork and commitment to their civilian jobs, just as they do in the military," said Lisa Mancini, CSX senior vice president and chief administrative officer. "Our military employees take pride in achieving excellence."
Since 1997, the MOAA has presented its annual Distinguished Service Awards to congressmen, staffers and organizations that support America's service men and women and their families. This year, CSX is one of two non-congressional organizations receiving this honor, along with the Honor Flight Network.