MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced it has been recognized as a Military Friendly® Employer by G.I. Jobs magazine. This is the fifth year in a row MetLife has been recognized for its commitment to hiring veterans and fostering a culture that honors the experiences, traits and skills of those who have served or continue to serve their country.

G.I. Jobs magazine compiles an annual list of Military Friendly Employers to recognize companies with supportive policies, including recruiting efforts, retention programs and support for National Guard and Reserve service.

MetLife employee Ben McClellan served in the United States Air Force from 1984-2004. “As a member of the Air Force, I spent my career supporting three key values – Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do. I have no doubt these values have allowed me to be successful in many different roles, especially in the varied roles I have held within MetLife,” said McClellan, director of onsite services. “As a member of MetLife, it’s an easy transition given that MetLife’s key values are very similar – Put Customers First, Be the Best, Make Things Easier, and Succeed Together.”

MetLife has a long tradition of supporting both active and former military service members. The company provides veteran-to-veteran mentorship initiatives as well as career support, mentoring opportunities and policies to support of employees while deployed, including continuation of many benefits.

MetLife employee Eleanor Berberich served in the U.S. Army Reserves for 8 years. “My time in the military prepared me for the ups and downs of life and career. There were things I never thought I could do but that the military showed me I could. One of the most important was learning how to deal with both expected and unexpected change. In my current role, we plan strategically but also have to be able to change direction quickly and precisely,” said Berberich, assistant vice president for reinsurance operations & reporting.”

MetLife also supports the Military Veterans Network (MVET), an employee-founded and employee-run resource group focused on recruiting military veterans and supporting their career growth at MetLife. Members of MVET, which is open to all employees, donate their time to promote the goal of attracting and retaining military veterans, as well as building a working culture that values veterans and their contributions.

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About MetLife 
MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates ("MetLife"), is one of the largest life insurance companies in the world. Founded in 1868, MetLife is a global provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. Serving approximately 100 million customers, MetLife has operations in nearly 50 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit