Harrisonburg, Virginia, November 15, 2021 – U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized Tactical & Survival Specialties, LLC (TSSi) 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 on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. TSSi earned the platinum 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 employers who successfully recruit, hire, and retain veterans.
Tom Noble, CEO of TSSi stated, "TSSi is proud of our team’s veterans. They routinely go beyond the call of duty to provide mission support to our Department of Defense and other Government customers, demonstrating their continuing dedication to our Nation. We are honored to receive the 2021 Platinum Medallion Award."
TSSi 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. There are different awards for large employers (500-plus employees), medium employers (51-499 employees), and small employers (50 or fewer employees). Additionally, there are two award tiers: platinum and gold.
Tactical & Survival Specialties, Inc., provides mission-focused equipment and logistics support to military, law enforcement and disaster response professionals worldwide. Offerings include mission-critical solutions, operational support equipment, product integration & kitting, logistical services & support, simplified customer procurement, vendor relations management, specialized program management, and product research & development.
Founded in 1980, TSSi, now a Noble company, has flexible warehouse and operations space and access to more than 1,600 suppliers and 50 master distributors, offering 25,000 product lines worldwide. The company has been awarded multiple long-term contract vehicles and counts more than 100 manufacturer partners on its GSA MAS Consolidation schedule. Select staff members have U.S. security clearances.