November 11, 2021 – U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized COMSETRA LLC as one of the 849 recipients of the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by U.S. Department of Labor.  COMSETRA LLC earned the gold award for the third consecutive year. The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act) Medallion Program is the only federal award program that recognizes employers who successfully recruit, hire, and retain veterans.

COMSETRA LLC joins 848 other companies from 49 states, plus the District of Columbia, who have shown a commitment to hiring veterans, but also ensuring that they have a long-term career and growth plan that uses the diverse skills they acquired through their military service.  Recipients of the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award meet rigorous employment and veteran integration assistance criteria, including veteran hiring and retention percentages; availability of veteran-specific resources;
leadership programming for veterans; dedicated human resource efforts; pay compensation and tuition assistance programs for veterans. More than 1,400 employers have earned a HIRE Vets Medallion Award since 2018.


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

Press Releases

Grove, Oklahoma - November 2019
COMSETRA LLC receives U.S. Department of Labor HireVETS Gold Medallion Award
Grove, Oklahoma - January 2019
COMSETRA LLC receives Veteran Institute for Procurement GROW Certification

COMSETRA LLC completed the Veteran Institute  Procurement  (VIP) GROW Program.   

The first program of its kind in the nation, VIP GROW is conducted by professional subject-matter specialists in the essentials necessary to win government contracts: law, accounting, insurance, human resources, marketing and proposals. It also provides participants with access to Federal and prime contracting executives along with a national network of veteran owned small businesses that they can team with on opportunities.

Since its launch in 2009, VIP GROW has helped 831 service-disabled and veteran-owned small businesses grow.  A survey of 426 of the program's graduates determined that the size of their businesses increased by an average of 64% within a year of graduating from the Institute. More than 82% of surveyed graduates credited VIP GROW for equipping them to make recent business decisions and avoid unseen pitfalls. Additionally, veteran-owned businesses are more likely to hire, mentor and train other war veterans as they transition to private life, which is a national priority.  

"We are honored to give back to the men and women who served our country by providing them with the tools necessary to succeed as government contractors." said Barbara Ashe, President of the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation. “We hope this training fosters their success as businesses and employers.”

Grove, Oklahoma - August 2018
COMSETRA LLC Publishes initial white paper on FMS COMSEC Support Contracting - A more secure acquisitions process
Grove, Oklahoma - October 2017
COMSETRA LLC receives Veteran Institute for Procurement START Certification

COMSETRA LLC completed the Veteran Institute  Procurement  (VIP) START Program, a comprehensive training and certification program  designed for veteran owned businesses that are entering the federal marketplace.  The VIP START Program teaches best business practices from fellow small business owners who have been working in the federal, state and local marketplace.

Grove, Oklahoma - March 2017
COMSETRA LLC receives Veteran Institute for Procurement  INTERNATIONAL Certification

COMSETRA LLC recently completed the Veteran Institute  Procurement  (VIP) INTERNATIONAL Program, a comprehensive training and certification program  designed for veteran owned businesses that want to expand their business growth from the federal marketplace to an international marketplace through best business practices.

Grove, Oklahoma - November 2016
COMSETRA graduates from the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies - Executive Course 

The United States Government (USG) and U.S. Defense Industry Executive Course is designed to provide senior-level personnel from both the USG and U.S. defense industry an understanding of the overall USG security cooperation/security assistance purpose, policies, management structure, and execution processes.