Honoring those who have made meaningful contributions to help Veterans succeed. 

The 2023 Distinguished Service Awards Event was held on September 12th, 9-10:30AM at the Army Navy Country Club.

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The Distinguished Service Awards are dedicated to honoring successful veteran-owned businesses and service organizations in the Greater Washington business community that have demonstrated strong business performance and who have made meaningful contributions to help Veterans succeed. The awards are presented to individuals, companies, and non-profit organizations in recognition of community stewardship and business leadership. The awards will be given out in the following categories: Veteran-Owned Business of the Year, Veteran Service Organization of the Year, and Veteran Employee of the Year. To celebrate our finalists and awardees, join us on September 12th at the Army Navy Country Club starting at 7:30AM.

TIME: November 9th, 8-9:30 AM

LOCATION: Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive Arlington, VA 22202

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2022 Keynote Speaker

Craig C. Crenshaw, Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs

Craig has over 30 years of leading robust logistics products and services across a global network. He served as the president of Claxton Logistics Services. He spent many years in leadership roles in the United States Marine Corps and retired as a Major General. Craig served as the Senior Executive of Logistics and Supply Chain Management and prior to that he was the Director of Manpower Management for the United States Marine Corps.

Craig also served as the Commanding General of Marine Corps Logistics Command and the Director of Logistics Plans and Policy for the United States Marine Corps. Additionally, he served as the Vice Director for Logistics at the Joint Chiefs of Staffs.

Craig received his B.A. in Political Science from Southern University and A&M College. In addition, he has an M.A. from Webster University and an M.S. from the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy.

2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Each year, the Chamber honors a Veteran with the Lifetime Achievement Award who, through action and influence, has continued to serve others resulting in an extraordinarily positive impact on the Veteran Business Community in the National Capital Region. We are proud to announce the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Glenn Yarborough, President and Chief Executive Officer of WGY & Associates, LLC!

Glenn Yarborough is a distinguished U.S. Army veteran having served in Armor and Cavalry units for 27 years. His last assignment in uniform was Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research, Development and Acquisition. Glenn retired as a Colonel, commenced his next career as a defense industry executive and has a history of selfless service as a decorated veteran with a Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

All who know Glenn know that he has unbounded energy and spends almost every waking moment thinking about what can be done for the betterment of our soldiers and families. Glenn’s achievements and contributions are too many to list but here is a just a sampling of his work within the region: served on the Board of Directors of Carleton Technologies, Airbus Defense and Space, Hinz Consulting, and Ricardo Defense, and currently serves on the Board of Easter Seals, So Others Might Eat (SOME), Friends of the McLean Community Center, McLean Chamber of Commerce, National Armor and Cavalry Heritage Foundation (Vice Chair), The United States Cavalry Association (Chairman) and the Board of Advisors of the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

2022 Distinguished Service Award Finalists & Winners

Veteran Employee of the Year

  • John Quackenbush, JHNA - winner
  • Steven Slay, PingWind, Inc.
  • Tyler Sweatt, SecondFront - winner
  • Stacey Tyson, B3 Solutions, LLC
  • Ed Weinberg, Optum Serve

Veteran Service Organization of the Year

  • Boulder Crest Foundation
  • National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC)
  • George Washington Chapter AUSA
  • Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund - winner
  • NOVA Veterans
  • Veterans Moving Forward, Inc.

Veteran-Owned Business of the Year > Emerging Business (Less than 5 Years in Business)

  • Coforma - winner
  • Phalanx
  • The Critical Mass, LLC
  • Virginia Technical Academy
  • Xenith Solutions
  • ZeroMils

Veteran-Owned Business of the Year > Maturing (5-10 Years in Business)

  • Commander's Concepts Commissioning LLC
  • Encompass Supply
  • IronArch Technology
  • PingWind, Inc. - winner
  • Qmulos

Veteran-Owned Business of the Year > Established (More than 10 Years in Business)

  • David T Scott & Associates, LLC (DTS)
  • Government Tactical Solutions
  • HigherEchelon, Inc.
  • Intelligent Waves
  • Prescient Edge Corporation - winner
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Veteran-Owned Business of the Year

Honoring successful veteran-owned businesses in the National Capital Region that have demonstrated strong business performance.
Awards are given for: 

Emerging Business (<5 years in business)
Maturing Business (between 5 & 10 years in business)
Established Business (>10 years in business)



  • Aptive Resources - Winner
  • Building Momentum
  • David T Scott & Associates, LLC (DTS)
  • GCubed Enterprises, Inc.
  • Government Tactical Solutions


  • Intelligent Waves LLC - Winner
  • IT Veterans, LLC
  • ManTech International
  • Precise Systems, Inc.
  • Wendroff & Associates, CPA

Veteran Employee of the Year

Honoring a Veteran employee (not an equity holder in the business) who has made a meaningful impact to their company and/or the community in support and service of Veterans and/or Veteran families in the National Capital Region.


  • Charles Miles, PenFed Credit Union - Winner
  • David Huisenga, Klas Government
  • Tim Bayliss, Government Tactical Solutions - Winner

Veteran Service Organization of the Year

Honoring a non-profit organization that has had an exemplary impact in service to Veterans, their families, and/or Veteran-Owned businesses in the National Capital Region.


  • Easterseals DC MD VA
  • National Veteran Small Business Coalition
  • Our Military Kids - Winner

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When/where will the awards be presented?
A: The Distinguished Service Awards will be presented on at the Army Navy Country Club, September 13th, from 8-9:30AM
Q: Can I get a free / discounted ticket to attend the event?
A: Members of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce (and their employees) may register at the member rate, which is $65 per person.
Q: What are the registration fees for the event?
A: The member rate is $65 per person and the nonmember rate is $85 per person. Tables for 10 are also available for purchase at $650 for members or $850 for nonmembers.
Q. Can we nominate our own company/organization? A: Absolutely! Use this link to submit your application by August 12th.