In earning the award, RDSI joins 849 companies from 49 states, plus the District of Columbia, in demonstrating their patriotism and commitment to the veteran community by ensuring veterans have long-term career and growth plans that build on the diverse skills they acquired through their military service. RDSI is a preferred employer in the region with more than an 83% retention rate among veterans. 

The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is based on several criteria, ranging from veteran hiring and retention to providing veteran-specific resources, leadership programming, dedicated human resources, and compensation and tuition assistance programs – with requirements varying for large, medium, and small employers.