U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia recognized Geo Owl as one of the 675 recipients of the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during an award ceremony at the U.S. Department of Labor. Geo Owl 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 that recognizes job creators who successfully recruit, hire, and retain veterans.
“Veterans possess the work ethic, critical skill sets, and mission focus necessary to perform the critical tasks we execute on a daily basis.” – Nick Smith, Geo Owl CEO
Geo Owl joins 674 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.
The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is based on a number of criteria, ranging from veteran hiring and retention to providing veteran-specific resources, leadership programming, dedicated human resources, and compensation and tuition assistance programs – with requirements varying for large, medium, and small employers.
About Geo Owl
Geo Owl provides high quality solutions to mission partners in the United States through expert analysts. Geo Owl is a people-centric organization, because they know to provide the best solutions, it requires personnel unsurpassed in knowledge, experience and dedication to the important missions of our nation. Geo Owl’s goal is to be recognized as the best at what they do by their customers and be a team their members are proud to be a part of. They continually strive toward excellence and seek the most difficult challenges the industry has to offer. Geo Owl is a premiere provider of Full-Motion Video (FMV), Geospatial, ISR, Intelligence and IT services to the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community.
Geo Owl’s Military Transition Program
Geo Owl created the Military Transition Program (MTP) in 2019 after seeing a large need for more support towards the nation’s veterans and transitioning service members. As a company made up of 95% veterans and military members or spouses, Geo Owl understands the difficulties faced when transitioning to civilian life. Geo Owl is proud to support the nation’s service members while they transition into their civilian career after the military. MTP is made up of eager Geo Owl team members to sponsor transitioning service members. MTP is led by Human Resources Manager, Brittney Caldwell, who hosts monthly webinars to tackle the difficulties of transitioning whether that be resume writing, civilian expenses, or finding the perfect career path after military service.
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.