John Chenery

Mr. Chenery has over 30 years of experience in Intelligence, Law Enforcement and Homeland Security related functions. His distinguished 23 year Army career spans numerous overseas locations including peacekeeping and combat operations in the Middle East, South West Asia, Europe and the United States. During his Army career, he led troops in Law Enforcement, Intelligence and Counterintelligence operations in Conventional and Special Mission Units.


Upon retiring as a Lt. Colonel from the Army, Mr. Chenery continued his career as a defense contractor focused on Counterintelligence and Law Enforcement fusion operations before establishing Veteran Solutions Inc. He received his BS in Criminal Justice and completed the Post Graduate Intelligence Program (PGIP) at the DIA Joint Military Intelligence College in the Masters of Strategic Intelligence program. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy(session 189). Mr. Chenery is a service disabled Veteran and a Native American.

Ms. Calcaterra has over 10 years of experience in the Government Contracting field. She assisted in establishing Veteran Solutions Inc. (VSI) as a company in 2004. Where she held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility, including Director of Human Resources, Director of Administration, and Vice President of Administration.


In 2013, Kiera Calcaterra transitioned from VSI to assist in the start-up of an administrative services company, Shakote Management Solutions (SMS). Today, she functions as Senior Vice President for SMS, providing oversight on the support SMS delivers to VSI.”

o    Patrick Truex is the Senior Vice President of Business Development at Veteran Solutions Inc. (VSI), where he is also part of the Executive Management and Strategic Planning Team.   Mr. Truex is an accomplished executive experienced in building enterprises in the small business sector, as well as within larger organizations across the Government/Federal client environment.  His focus is within the professional, technical, and managed services arena.


Mr. Truex has operated at President, CEO, COO and Vice President levels for over two decades and is a respected and proven business leader.  Throughout his career Mr. Truex has managed and performed the complete business development life cycle to significantly grow and diversify businesses in the areas of brand offerings, geographic locations, profitability and client base.  


Mr. Truex has worked for small businesses that have had revenues of less than $2m when started and raised their revenue levels 10 to 20 times, while realizing very comfortable profit levels.  His overall business and operational skills allow him to support the strategic initiatives within VSI’s aggressive business plan.  Mr. Truex is a native Washingtonian and has witnessed the vast changes within the region and the business infrastructure.  VSI welcomes him and his talents to the organization

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