The Call of Duty Endowment has announced the selection of RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity and Walking With The Wounded as the first UK recipients of the Call of Duty Endowment Seal of Distinction, their standard of excellence in the veterans’ employment sector…

Winners each receive a $30,000 unrestricted grant and the opportunity to apply for additional funding, advice, and support.

“Meaningful employment is the single most important way to ensure that service members successfully transition back to civilian life,” said Dan Goldenberg, Executive Director of the Call of Duty Endowment.

“The Seal of Distinction recognises RFEA and Walking With The Wounded as go-to organisations for veterans seeking high-quality jobs and models for veteran-serving organisations to emulate.”

Commenting on their Seal of Distinction awards Stephen Gledhill, CEO of RFEA, said: “We’re delighted to be one of the first recipients of The Call of Duty Endowment in the UK. RFEA supported 20,000 ex-forces personnel last year, providing tailored employment advice and helping them find work suited to the skills and experience of a military career.

“With the help of the Endowment, we’ll be able to reach even more people who need our skills in finding meaningful employment for those who have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.”

With Edward Parker, Co-Founder and CEO of Walking With The Wounded adding: “We are hugely honoured to receive this recognition and the award. Since the inception of the Endowment, we have seen the positive impact and influence it has made in the US for ex-service personnel, and I’m delighted that, as result of this expansion to the UK, now British ex-servicemen and women will also benefit from such support.

“This award means a great deal to the work we do, and we know what a great difference it will make.”