OUR MISSION

The employment of Veterans and other Subject Matter Experts to provide top quality professional services to the United States Government and industry, enabling second career opportunities for Veterans and sponsorship of Community Support Programs.
 
To achieve our mission, VSI maintains the highest ethical standards and best value pricing to both U.S. Government and industry within the United States.
 

Sr. Bios

 

Executives

John T. Chenery

CEO & President

As the founder of Veteran Solutions, Inc. (VSI), Mr. Chenery built VSI as small business in 2005 providing Administrative & Professional Support Services (APSS) (intelligence, counterintelligence, industrial security) and construction services. Beginning with his distinguished Army career (Private through Lieutenant Colonel), Mr. Chenery has over 35 years experience in Intelligence, Law Enforcement and Homeland Security related functions. Mr. Chenery is a graduate of the DIA PGIP and the FBI NA (189). 

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Kiera Calcaterra

CAO & Senior VP of Administration

Mrs. Calcaterra is the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and the Senior Vice President of Administration at VSI. Mrs. Calcaterra is a Registered Nurse (RN) and has over 12 years of experience in the Government Contracting field. In 2005 she assisted in the establishment of VSI and thereafter was promoted to a variety of positions including Director of Human Resources, Director of Administration, and Vice President of Administration; at each step developing and refining these directorates. 

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Community Initiatives

   Veteran Support

As Veteran support was the purpose for establishing VSI, it remains the driving force in our charitable and support programs. In 2005, VSI was the first for-profit TEAMS member providing transition support to wounded, ill and injured service members at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Since then, VSI established VetHubs at three locations across the country supporting Veterans transitioning back to civilian life, and we continue to provide support through other charitable institutions while continuously looking for other partners in this effort. 

   Community Support

VSI volunteers time and resources to a variety of local, tribal and international non-profit charitable organizations. Our support includes providing security and EMT services to fundraisers and charity events such as local Trunk or Treat Nights, motorcycle rides and charity runs supporting women's and children's health concerns. VSI also provides logistics support for the movement and delivery of food products for the local Maryland Food Bank. 

 

Our History

John T. Chenery

While working Homeland Security and National Defense missions (2001-2004) Mr. John T. Chenery became involved in Wounded Warrior support at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) providing non-medical counseling to Marines and Soldiers suffering from PTSD. In 2005, Mr. Chenery built VSI to further expand the support to our combat wounded Veterans and later to include all wounded, ill and injured service members transitioning back to civilian life.  

VSI functioned many years in a non-profit manner, funding two full-time positions at WRAMC's Transition Employment Assistance Management Service (TEAMS) program. As a TEAMS member, VSI provided a variety of services to transitioning Veterans, including the development of resume writing workshops, security clearance processing, and job placement programs. This later evolved to providing additional support to family members staying at the hospital wherein VSI funded Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) activities such as family air travel, special events and partnering with the Graham Webb Academy to provide relaxing spa days. During the transition/ combining of WRAMC with the Bethesda National Military Medical Center, the TEAMS program was redesigned. During this time, Mr. Chenery established the VSI Warrior Foundation (VSIWF) (501c(3) pending) to continue the VSI Veteran Support Mission. 

Mr. Chenery expanded this Warrior support to the Native American community supporting Tribal Veteran Representatives (TVR) as well as the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American Legion missions at his home reservation in Montana. 

Mr. Chenery is recognized as a descendant of the Gros Ventre and Chippewa Nations. As part of the Aaniiih (Ah-Ah-Nee-Nin) Nations, the Gros Ventre reside on the Fort Belknap Indian Community in North Central Montana at the Little Rocky Mountains. As a descendant of this Native Nation and a U.S. Military Veteran, Mr. Chenery has made it his mission to create and nurture business development opportunities for fellow Native Americans and Military Veterans.

Regarding the business history of VSI, we have grown over the last 16 years through the SBA 8(a) program and as a SDVOB into an international provider of Administrative Professional Support Services (APSS) and construction services. VSI operations worldwide now include secure environment construction renovation services for U.S. Embassies. VSI is recognized by peers as a leader in the Federal Support Services Market and has employed over 300 Veterans for numerous contracts supporting Federal Government Agencies. 

 

Our Credentials

Native American SDB
Service Disabled Veteran 
Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

 

CAGE Code 3U3E7

DUNS#146485565

DCJS 11-7643 

 

GSA Contract #GS-23F-0395P

Native American SDB
Service Disabled Veteran 
Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

 

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