November 8, 2023. Triangle, VA. Today the U.S. Secretary of Labor recognized Watermark Risk Management International, LLC as one of the recipients of the 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony. Watermark was presented with the Gold Medallion Award after applying earlier this year. This marks the fourth consecutive year that the Department of Labor has awarded Watermark with the Gold Medallion for their unwavering support of veterans.

The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing (HIRE) American Military Veterans Act Medallion Program is the only federal award program that recognizes employers who successfully recruit, hire, and retain veterans. All awardees must show a consistent commitment to hiring veterans and prove they have a long-term career and growth plan in place at the company to utilize the diverse and valuable skill sets veterans acquire throughout their military service.

“Watermark is absolutely honored to receive this award for the fourth year in a row,” Kevin Hodges, President of Watermark, said. “This continual recognition validates our consistent support of veterans and assisting them through their transition to the civilian work force. We want our veterans to know we are deeply committed to assisting them, whether transitioning from the military or in the workforce looking for a new job. As a U.S. veteran myself, this award is especially meaningful. Watermark is deeply appreciative to be among those recognized for our commitment year after year. We thank the Department of Labor for considering us worthy and presenting us with the award.”

Recipients of the 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award must 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.

Employment Opportunities at Watermark Risk Management

Watermark is always seeking exceptional talent. The company has both full-time and part-time consulting associate positions available. Watermark’s ideal candidate is an expert in their chosen field, excited about helping our clients solve difficult problems, views the work we do as being far bigger than themselves, and thrives in a diverse work environment. All candidates must possess a strong work ethic, the ability to think and work independently, strong self-confidence, and a sincere interest in solving problems. Professional certifications such as CPP, PSP, PMP, CEM, CISSP, and CRM are a plus, as is a current DOE or DoD security clearance.

For more information or to inquire about a position, please e-mail Watermark keeps all resumes on file, even if the company does not currently have the right opportunity for applicants. Watermark is an EEO employer and strongly supports the hiring of military veterans. For our numerous current openings, visit Watermark’s careers page.

About Watermark Risk Management International, LLC

Watermark, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, is a full-service risk consultancy helping government, public, and private clients identify, understand, and address the security risks faced in every aspect of their business. Watermark’s highly experienced staff provides expertise on assessments, program and policy development, implementation planning and change management, training, education, and professional development, as well as quality assurance and program auditing. Watermark is also recognized for providing exceptional value by focusing on the appropriate balance of risk and operational business objectives. For more information about Watermark, please visit our website here.

About the HIRE Vets Medallion Program

The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is earned by leading businesses demonstrating unparalleled commitment to attracting and retaining veterans. For more information about the program and the application process, visit

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