Orion International Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Founded by five former JMOs in 1991, Orion celebrated its silver anniversary in January. Orion opened its doors on January 7, 1991, with headquarters in Raleigh, NC. In its first year in business, Orion found careers for 95 transitioning Officers within 25 companies, including Target, Pfizer, Schering-Plough, DHL, ABB Power, Alcoa, GE Energy, and Ingersoll-Rand. In fact, the very first veteran Orion matched with a career was Jon Fulton, a USNA Graduate and Navy Nuclear Officer, who is also celebrating his 25th anniversary with Alcoa in April of this year.
After three years in business, Orion became the first military recruiting firm to find careers for Enlisted Technicians and Non-Commissioned Officers. In 2010, Orion again expanded its offerings to Veterans and demonstrated an industry-leading mindset by becoming the first Military Talent Firm to work with non-technical Combat Arms service members. In total, Orion has found careers for 36,000+ Veterans within Corporate America since 1991.
Orion's 25th anniversary also marks the company's fourth year of partnership with the White House Joining Forces Program. Highlights of this partnership include Orion alumni being asked to speak at Joining Forces events with First Lady Michelle Obama, media coverage, as well as multiple features on the White House blog.
In the last several years, Orion has pioneered several new offerings for clients. From Military Talent Programs, to the Distinguished Candidate Conference, and Temp-to-Perm Staffing, Orion continues to demonstrate Innovation and Excellence at every turn by leveraging the far-reaching networks developed throughout the last 25 years.
Twenty-five years after five former JMOs decided to make a difference in the military recruiting world, Orion has grown into the nation's leading Military Talent firm, recognized and respected throughout the military community.