Objective Area Solutions has been named to the annual Vet100 list—a compilation of the nation’s fastest growing veteran-owned businesses. The ranking, created in partnership with Inc. magazine and Syracuse University's Institute for Veterans and Military Families(IVMF), was born out of the iconic Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies based in the U.S. Both distinctions are considered hallmarks of entrepreneurial success.
Originally established as the Vet 50 list, this year’s list is the third iteration expanded to include100 veteran-owned businesses in acknowledgement of the growing culture and success of veteran entrepreneurs.
“I couldn’t be more excited and honored for our team to receive this recognition! We are an aviation-focused team committed to propelling our clients’ success and this award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team” said J.J.Stakem, CEO and President of Objective Area Solutions.
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At OAS, our operational and technical solutions clear the way for our public sector clients to improve performance and achieve their critical missions — ensuring the safety and security of millions of people in the air and on the ground around the world.
Every single day, 44,000 flights carrying 2.7 million passengers fly across more than 29 million square miles of airspace across the US. Most people don’t think about that much — the hard, important work being done behind the scenes to make sure all those passengers and planes get home safe. “I am extremely proud of our team and the work we do to support the nation and the economy” said Tom Draffen, COO of Objective Area Solutions.
Earlier in the year, OAS was recognized as the 19th fastest growing company in Virginia, OAS also takes pride in supporting other local DMV businesses. 281 Virginia-based companies were named on the Inc.5000 list, accounting for $13.9 billion in total adding 22,132 jobs to the state economy during the last three years.
Vet100 honorees will be formally recognized during the Vet100 Awards dinner at IVMF’s Veteran EDGE Conference, to be held in Dallas, TX, in October 2021. EDGE is the first-of-its-kind coalition of large companies supporting the success of veteran-owned businesses, connecting them with entrepreneurial education, training, resources, and networking opportunities.
For more information on the Inc. Vet100 list, visit: https://ivmf.syracuse.edu/Vet100/
About Objective Area Solutions, LLC – Headquartered in Arlington, VA; OAS delivers specialized consulting services to public sector aviation, transportation, and defense programs to help its clients be more effective, connected, and resilient to improve performance.