The ceremony honored the extraordinary group of 19,000 soldiers, airmen, sailors, and Marines who contribute to the Department's missions as agents, attorneys, investigators, and support staff in offices all around the world including the veterans in attendance.
Attorney General Holder: "I'd like to take a moment to reflect on the proud legacy of
service and sacrifice that [Director Mueller] - and so many Veterans throughout the Justice Department - have helped to establish over the years, and continue to build on each day."
Attorney General Holder took the time to speak about the Justice Department's Veterans Employment Office which was established in
March of 2010. Its mission is to recruit Veterans into the Department of Justice workforce as well as support training and retention of these Veterans.