November 10, 2021 – U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia recognized Summit Exercises and Training LLC (SummitET®), a Preparedness Solutions Company® as one of the 849 recipients of the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during an award ceremony at the U.S. Department of Labor. SummitET earned the GOLD Award for the second year in a row. The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act) Medallion Program is the only federal award program recognizing job creators who successfully recruit, hire, and retain veterans. 
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“Thirty-eight percent of our team members are former military,” states John Duda, SummitET CEO. “We are proud to be a veteran-owned company and honored to employ military veterans whose skill sets so clearly complement our core capabilities.” 

SummitET joins 848 other companies throughout the United States who have shown a commitment to hiring veterans, ensuring veterans have a long-term career and growth plan, and using the diverse skills they acquired through their military service. 

The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is based on several criteria, ranging from veteran hiring and retention, providing veteran-specific resources, leadership programming, dedicated human resources, and compensation and tuition assistance programs – with requirements varying for large, medium, and small employers. 

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About SummitET®
Summit Exercises and Training LLC is a St. Petersburg, Florida-based, veteran-owned small company that provides proven full spectrum preparedness solutions through industry-leading experts and impeccable customer service. Our diverse team supports corporate and governmental organizations and agencies in providing systematic risk reduction that developing solutions that address issues such as critical infrastructure protection, national security threats involving terrorism and WMD, radiological and emergency preparedness, cybersecurity, workplace violence safety, active shooter programs, and strategic communications. 

About the HIRE Vets Medallion Program 

The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is earned by leading businesses that demonstrate unparalleled commitment to attracting and retaining veterans. The 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Program will open to employers on Jan. 31, 2022. For more information about the program and the application process, visit 


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