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Seventeen Goldbelt receives 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion award from the U.S. Department of Labor

November 8, 2023 – U.S. Acting Secretary of Labor Julie A. Su recognized seventeen Goldbelt companies for the 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by U.S. Department of Labor. 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. The seventeen Goldbelt companies and their awards are as follows:

  • CP Marine LLC – Small Platinum       
  • Goldbelt Apex – Medium Gold
  • Goldbelt C6 – Medium Platinum
  • Goldbelt Falcon – Medium Platinum
  • Goldbelt Frontier – Medium Gold
  • Goldbelt Glacier – Medium Gold
  • Goldbelt Hawk – Medium Platinum
  • Goldbelt Incorporated – Medium Platinum
  • Goldbelt Integrated Logistics Services – Small Gold
  • Goldbelt Nighthawk – Small Platinum
  • Goldbelt Operations Support Services – Small Platinum
  • Goldbelt Professional Services – Medium Platinum
  • Goldbelt Security – Small Platinum
  • Nisga’a CIOPS – Small Platinum
  • Nisga’a MOSTT – Small Platinum
  • Nisga’a TEK – Medium Platinum
  • Peregrine Technical Solutions – Small Platinum

“At Goldbelt, we celebrate Veterans today and every day — not only for their dedication to our country, but for their drive, work ethic, and teamwork. We’re proud to hire and support those who served our country and honor those skills they’ve learned to give back to our community,” said McHugh Pierre, Goldbelt’s President & CEO.

Our companies join 858 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 2023 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 1,600 employers have earned a HIRE Vets Medallion Award since 2018.

About Goldbelt, Inc.

Founded in 1973 and officially incorporated in 1974, Goldbelt Incorporated is the urban corporation that represents the Juneau area. Goldbelt is an Alaska Native Corporation with a deep connection to both our ancestors and our children – we remember the stories and traditions of the past, while working to build a bright future for our shareholders in Southeast Alaska and beyond.

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 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award application period will open to employers on Jan. 31, 2024. For more information about the program and the application process, visit

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.