Twenty-Five Alabama Companies Receive Hire Vets Medallion Awards

By  | November 15, 2020 | Filed under: News

  2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Award application now open - VAntage PointMONTGOMERY – Twenty-five Alabama companies have received awards for the 2020 Hire Vets Medallion Program, an official program of the U.S. Department of Labor (All but 3 were in the Tennessee Valley). These awards are the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development.

“I applaud these Alabama companies for their commitment to hire America’s heroes,” said Governor Kay Ivey.  “Our veterans have great work ethics and contribute so much to our communities in every way.  These employers have recognized that fact and are certainly to be commended.”

“This program provides an opportunity for employers to be honored for going the extra mile in hiring and retaining veterans,” said Fitzgerald Washington, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Labor.  “The criteria for winning these awards is stringent, and requires a great level of dedication.  I’m so proud that Alabama had multiple recipients of this award.”

Nationally, 674 companies were recognized for the commitment to hiring veterans. The companies awarded are also praised for ensuring that they have a long-term career and growth plan that uses the diverse skills they acquired through their military service.




Adventech Florence Small / Platinum
Bevilacqua Research Corporation Huntsville Medium / Platinum
Caddell Construction Co. (DE), LLC Montgomery Medium / Gold
Cintel, Inc. Huntsville Small / Gold
Community Security Services, LLC Mobile Small / Platinum
DEFTEC Corporation Huntsville Small / Gold
Early Services, Inc. Decatur Small / Gold
GEBC LLC Owens Cross Roads Small / Platinum
Gradkell Systems, Inc. Huntsville Small / Gold
HigherEchelon, Inc. Huntsville Medium / Gold
Integration Innovation, Inc. Huntsville Large / Gold
Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation Huntsville Medium / Gold
IronMountain Solutions, Inc. Huntsville Medium / Platinum
LogC2 Inc. Decatur Small / Platinum
Magnolia River Services, Inc. Decatur Medium / Gold
Mb Solutions, Inc. Huntsville Small / Platinum
Navigator Development Group Inc. Enterprise Medium / Platinum
PeopleTec, Inc. Huntsville Medium / Gold
PPT Solutions, Inc. Huntsville Small / Gold
Qualis Corporation Huntsville Medium / Gold
Shearer & Associates, Inc. Huntsville Small / Platinum
Still Serving Veterans Huntsville Small / Gold
System Studies and Simulation, Inc. Huntsville Medium / Gold
The AEgis Technologies Group LLC Huntsville Medium / Platinum
Vulcan, Inc. Foley Medium / Gold

RRDS Inc Receives 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Award From U.S. Department of  Labor 

The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets Act or the Act), signed by President Trump on May 5, 2017, requires the U.S. Secretary of Labor to establish a program that recognizes employer efforts to recruit, employ, and retain veterans. Employer-applicants meeting criteria will receive a “HIRE Vets Medallion Award.”

Criteria for recognition vary by level (Platinum or Gold) and employer size (Large, Medium, and Small). Large employers have 500-plus employees, medium employers have 51-499 employees, and small employers have 50 or fewer employees. Additionally, there are two award tiers: Gold and Platinum. For more information about the Hire Vets Medallion Program, visit


Employers interested in the Hire Vets Medallion Program should contact a local Career Center. For a complete list, go to:

Media Release/Alabama Department of Labor

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