Intelligent Waves (IW), a veteran-owned and operated, cutting-edge IT systems integrator that delivers high-impact transformational IT solutions to the Government’s most mission-critical challenges, is proud to announce the U.S. Department of Labor awarded it the 2021 HIRE Vets Gold Medallion. The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal award recognizing exceptional achievement in veteran employment.

Intelligent Waves demonstrates patriotism and recognition of the value veterans bring to the workplace by supporting veterans’ transition to civilian careers by partnering with Warriors Ethos, a non-profit that assists veterans, service members, and their spouses. Since its inception, IW has raised millions of dollars for this cause and contributed hundreds of hours of community services by its employees. In addition, IW’s employees actively and personally follow through by mentoring and guiding individual veterans to ensure their successful transition back to the workforce in Northern Virginia.

Additionally, IW encourages professional development for veteran and civilian employees alike. For example, its Admin to Engineer program (A2E) is an opportunity for new employees with limited experience to become certified Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) Engineers in only 18 months. Intelligent Waves also supports its employees’ education and skill development by offering opportunities to upgrade their job skills, improve their prospects for promotion, and enhance their personal development through training and education.

“It is an honor to receive the HIRE Vets Gold Medallion for 2021,” says Jared Shepard, Intelligent Waves’ Founder and CEO. “We value the experience and skills that veterans bring to the team and look for opportunities to hire, train, and retain them to ensure they have a successful transition and rewarding career after they leave the armed forces.”

About Intelligent Waves, LLC

Intelligent Waves LLC is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB). The firm provides enterprise systems engineering, cloud computing and managed services, cyber and security architecture, mobility, operations, and intelligence analytics. For more information, visit