ATLAS Named to Military Times “Best for Vets”

Traverse City, Michigan — November 9, 2021 — ATLAS Space Operations has been named to the Military Times Best for Vets list, an annual publication of the country’s top veteran-friendly employers. ATLAS ranked #5 among small and medium sized businesses, and #7 in the state of Michigan. To earn this recognition, ATLAS and others had to demonstrate recruitment and retention of veterans, show continuing support for reserve component and Guard members, and incorporate veteran-specific training and corporate programs.

In 2021, ATLAS Space Operations earned Silver level certification from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency as a Veteran-Friendly Employer, and was named to Inc. Magazine’s Vet100—a prestigious veteran-friendly subset of the Inc. 5000. Joining the Military Times Best for Vets list solidifies ATLAS as a premier employer for veterans to join and thrive in a variety of careers.

Kerrie Kornexl has worked at ATLAS Space Operations for three years. Before coming to Traverse City, she and her husband Robert served in various roles across the armed forces. Kornexl says of the recent Best for Vets distinction, “This is amazing! I always say that I work with many bright, talented, and dedicated people, regardless of their veteran status. I appreciate our company’s culture and this recognition backs up what I know to be true.”

Of the recent announcement, retired Air Force general and ATLAS Chief Strategy Officer Mike Carey remarked, “It’s an honor to be recognized for our commitment to veterans, but at ATLAS we feel like we’re the lucky ones. Our team is made stronger by our veteran cohort due to the experience and common background that they share. Diversity of experience makes every team stronger, and we know that veterans are a secret ingredient in the recipe of great teams.”

About ATLAS Space Operations:
ATLAS Space Operations is the fastest-growing teleport operator in the world according to the World Teleport Association’s Fast 10, and was recognized as the 15th fastest-growing software company in the Inc. 5000, placing 102 overall. The company conducts secure and efficient space communications that drive critical decisions on Earth, all supported by Freedom™, ATLAS’ cloud-based platform. Employing a revolutionary approach that is fluid and quick to adapt to industry changes, ATLAS brings data down from space faster and more affordably than ever before. For more information visit

Contact Information:
Dan Carey
Marketing Director, ATLAS Space Operations
+1 (231) 598-6814 ext 105

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