JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) has named CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX) the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Service Award, a recognition of CSX's continued emphasis on hiring and supporting active duty and veteran men and women.
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."
CSX serves more military facilities than any other major U.S. railroad, handling thousands of carloads annually for both overseas deployments and training exercises.
CSX's commitment to military support has been recognized by others – the company is the only two-time recipient of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award and is regularly ranked in the top three on G.I. Jobs magazine's Top 100 Military Friendly Employers list.
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.
CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation's leading transportation companies, providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services. The company's transportation network spans approximately 21,000 miles, with service to 23 eastern states, the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces. CSX's network connects more than 240 short line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river, and lake ports. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com. Like us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCSX) and follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/CSX).
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