ERLANGER, Ky. – DAV (Disabled American Veterans) has named Sierra7, a Virginia-based government contracting and consulting company dedicated to hiring and supporting veterans, its Midsize Employer of the Year. Representatives from Sierra7 will be formally recognized Aug. 7 during the 2022 DAV and Auxiliary National Convention in Orlando, Florida.

Founded in 2009, Sierra7 provides technological solutions and services to civilian and defense agencies across the federal government. Their solutions improve health care outcomes for veterans, enhance readiness for the warfighter and streamline processes for federal law enforcement. Sierra7, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business, was selected for the national-level honor over numerous other businesses.

Since 2020, Sierra7 has hired 166 veterans, over half of whom are disabled veterans. Around 25% of its employees are veterans.

“Sierra7 is committed to hiring service members, veterans and military spouses with diverse expertise and experiences to better serve our clients,” said CEO and Navy veteran Rafael Fagundo. “The military community has played a key role in shaping the mission of our organization to provide high-quality, reliable services to federal agencies that support service members and veterans.”

In addition to its recruiting and hiring efforts, Sierra7 offers tuition reimbursement for certifications and degree programs. The company is also implementing a veterans leadership program designed to teach and empower veterans in their personal and professional growth, along with an employee resource group for veterans.

“Sierra7 leadership has a clear passion and respect for military service that permeates the company,” said DAV National Commander Andrew Marshall. “As an organization working every day to ensure veterans can find meaningful employment that honors their service, DAV is grateful for Sierra7’s commitment to our brothers and sisters.”


About DAV

DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: keeping our promise to America’s veterans. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them, fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill, providing employment resources to veterans and their families, and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a nonprofit organization with more than 1 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932. Learn more at