SummitET Honors Decorated Air Force Colonel and Counterterrorism Director through Johns Hopkins University

SummitET Honors Decorated Air Force Colonel and Counterterrorism Director through Johns Hopkins University

John Duda, SummitET CEO, and Summit Exercises & Training LLC (SummitET®) has founded the Patrick F. Daly Simulation Fund at Johns Hopkins University. This 5-year gift will allow approximately 150-200 students at Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Science to participate in emergency management simulations during the 2021-2026 school years. This gift honors the late Colonel for his service to America through the U.S. Military, multiple federal agencies, and the White House. SummitET’s gift fully covers the cost of two emergency management simulation exercises per year for the next five years.

“This extremely generous gift will allow our master’s degree students the kind of experiential learning that prepares them well for their careers in national security,” said Kathy Wagner Hill, Director of Center for Advanced Governmental Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Colonel Daly was a B52 command pilot with over 5,000 flight hours and the recipient of two Distinguished Flying Crosses. The Air Force Colonel, Retired, held various senior counterterrorism positions within the Pentagon, the Department of State, the White House, and the National Nuclear Security Administration. Daly, who passed in 2021, was a true patriot who made it his priority to make the U.S. a safer place.

While working for the Department of Energy’s Office of Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation, Daly was known for his keen subject-matter expertise and ability to bring people together. Daly left an indelible positive impression with those whom he worked with.

The first simulation is scheduled for spring 2022, entitled, This Side of Paradise:  Great Power Competition in Africa, is creating a buzz of excitement among Global Security students at Johns Hopkins. The spring simulation will focus on the power struggle taking place in Africa and allow students to assess the competing interests of regional and global competitors.

“I think Pat would be humbled and honored by this program,” said Duda. “These simulations will really benefit students and give them a chance to prepare for complex security challenges that exist around the world.”

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Patrick F. Daly Simulation fund at Johns Hopkins University

About SummitET®
Summit Exercises and Training LLC (SummitET®) is a veteran-owned small business that offers innovative preparedness solutions. When founded, our team sought to develop a flexible model that could be adapted to serve the needs of any organization, large or small. Drawing from a diverse base of experience in emergency management and response, as well as communications within the government, military, and private sectors, the SummitET team offers a comprehensive approach to the management and mitigation of risk. By combining the latest developments in learning and technology with the application of best practices in organizational behavior, strategy, and planning, SummitET has become an industry leader who serves a broad range of clients.

 

About Johns Hopkins University
The Johns Hopkins University Center for Advanced Governmental Studies (The Center), located in Washington D.C., is the home of eight (8) masters degrees and three (3) certificate programs designed to enhance understanding of the processes of government and global security.  The Center’s degree programs bring together theory and practice in the study of government and its effects domestically and abroad while preparing individuals for leadership in the public and private sectors.  

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SummitET Receives 2021 Hire Vets Medallion Award from U.S. Department of Labor

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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 www.HIREVets.gov. 

  

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SummitET Announces Strategic Communications Institute for Preparedness™

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St. Petersburg, FL. Summit Exercises & Training® (SummitET®), a Preparedness Solutions Company®, launches The Strategic Communications Institute for Preparedness™ (SCIP). The institute prepares communicators for the next level of strategic and critical thinking when addressing threats and hazards across the prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery mission areas.

SummitET SCIP offers diverse strategic communication curriculum to meet a variety of audiences, including foundational training for new strategic communicators, refresher courses, advanced training principles and strategies for seasoned strategic communicators. 

“Our cadre of instructors is made up of current and former communication practitioners and members of the media, with decades of experience,” states John Duda, SummitET CEO. “We have blended this experience and talent with the latest in digital media methodologies and emerging technologies to produce a client workforce that is prepared to effectively drive messaging and improve planning.” 

SummitET SCIP offers more than twenty-five in-person and virtual workshops that can be customized to the client’s training needs. These workshops are also recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® to Human Resource professionals. The cost of attending one of the Institute’s workshops is nominal, particularly for organizations of the federal government, where pricing is at or below the federal government’s micro-purchase threshold level and/or the simplified acquisition threshold level.

Learn more about the virtual workshops for individuals and organizations at SummitET.com/workshops or review SummitET SCIP 2021 training brochure at SummitET.com/strategic-communications-institute. For more information about the Strategic Communications Institute for Preparedness, or if you are interested in hosting a cost-sharing local/regional workshop contact Info@SummitET.com. 

About SummitET®
Summit Exercises and Training LLC (SummitET®) is a veteran-owned small business that seeks to offer innovative preparedness solutions. When founded, our team sought to develop a more flexible model that could be adapted to serve the needs of any organization large or small. Drawing on a diversity of experience in emergency management and response, communications, military, government, and the private sector, the team brings a comprehensive perspective to managing and mitigating risk. By applying best practices in management and organizational behavior, strategy and planning, together with the latest developments in learning and technology, SummitET has quickly grown its reputation as an industry leader, serving a range of clients.

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SummitET is recognized by SHRM and offers Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org. 

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November 16, 2020 – St. Petersburg, FL. Summit Exercises & Training® (SummitET®), a Preparedness Solutions Company®, announces its acceptance into The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Recertification Provider Program. SHRM is the foremost expert, convener, and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally.  

SHRM recognizes the value of professional development through lifelong learning, as well as the need for different learning formats suited to individual professionals. SHRM offers instructor-led and self-paced continuing education activities that qualify for recertification credit. As a SHRM recertification provider, SummitET becomes a force-multiplier by providing lifelong education and professional development opportunities for our clients as well as those seeking professional development credits (PDCs). 

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“The SHRM Recertification Provider Program is a tremendous opportunity for SummitET to expand our products and promote our company on a platform accessible to over 100,000 HR professionals domestically and globally. Additionally, this program allows SummitET to offer our clients a service complementary to our core programs,” said John Duda, CEO of SummitET. 

Find SummitET SHRM Recertification qualified workshops by visiting our website at www.summitet.com/workshops. Or visit shrm.org for information regarding SHRM recertification. 

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. 

 

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November 11, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia recognized Summit Exercises & Training® (SummitET®), a Preparedness Solutions Company® as one of the 675 recipients of the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during an award ceremony at the U.S. Department of Labor. SummitET earned the GOLD Award after applying earlier this year. 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. 

“We are proud to be a veteran-owned company and honored to employ military veterans to support our team and customers following their service to our country,” states John Duda, SummitET CEO. “Thirty-eight percent of our associates are former military. Our core capabilities often require skill sets that most military personnel already possess, so it is a perfect match for us.” 

SummitET joins 674 other companies from 49 states, plus the District of Columbia, 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 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Program will open to employers on Jan. 31, 2021. For more information about the program and the application process, visit www.HIREVets.gov. 

 

Media Contact 
Mark Basnight 
Email: MarkBasnight@SummitET.com  
Phone: +1 630-642-5595 

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