J. M. Waller Associates, Inc. (JMWA ®) was awarded the Inaugural Department of Defense Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Achievement Award. The award is given by the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Small Business Programs to acknowledge outstanding program performance. The criterion for the award included innovative technologies for the war fighter; impact on the Veteran and Service Disabled Veteran community; and growth of the SDVOSB.
Below are some of the key examples of how JMWA has met the standards of the award and exemplified the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business commitment:
Innovative technologies for the war fighter
Air National Guard:
- JMWA supported the National Guard plan, program, design and construction of high-tech facilities to meet the demands of an increasing National Guard Ops Tempo.
- JMWA played an instrumental role in the delivery of Medical and Laboratory Facilities, Aircraft Alert Shelters and Hangars, Fire Stations, Operational Facilities, Dining Facilities, Training Facilities, and infrastructure upgrades.
- At Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, JMWA provided architect-engineer services for the innovative and cost-effective design of the Human Systems Applied Technology Center (ATC). The ATC is a 10 million dollar state-of-the-art facility designed to perform assessments and modify emerging and off-the-shelf technologies and procedures to enhance detection and identification of environmental hazards, minimize/prevent personnel exposure to, and improve patient treatment resulting from exposure to environmental hazards and trauma from Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) agents.
- At Hickam AFB, HI, JMWA provided architectural, engineering and environmental support to plan, program, design and construct over $200 million in state of the art facilities for a new mission of C-17 cargo aircraft, the first to be permanently stationed outside of the continental United States.
- JMWA provided worldwide facility assessments for all Air Force dormitories, transient housing and military family housing. Assessments include 71 major Air Force installations and 118 individual sites in 12 foreign countries.
- JMWA provided innovative consulting support for the Army's Transformation to a modular force. This included expert facility planning assistance for the transformation of the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, KY, and the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, NY.
- JMWA helped develop and implement an innovative approach to acquiring new facilities and real property at literally no cost. The program is titled the Real Property Exchange, or RPX, program. Many USAR facilities are located in areas which, because of urban blight or encroachment, are no longer compatible with the accomplishment of their assigned mission. These properties are, however, in highly desirable locations for entrepreneurial redevelopment. The RPX program provides for the existing outdated USAR property and facilities to be "exchanged at no cost" for new facilities at an appropriate and acceptable site to be provided by a developer or municipality, in exchange for the existing outdated USAR facility and property to be turned over to the developer or municipality for redevelopment.
Impact on the Veteran & Service-Disabled Veteran Community
- JMWA's officers donate their time to and hold key positions on several important organizations focused on helping small businesses with an emphasis on Veteran Owned Small Businesses and SDVOSBs. These include: San Antonio Military Transformation Task Force, San Antonio Defense Technology Cluster, and The Defense Sustainment Consortium, sanctioned by the Joint Council on Aging Aircraft.
- JMWA was instrumental in managing the construction, equipping and commissioning of the new Center for the Intrepid at Fort Sam Houston's Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. This $50 million, four-story, 65,000 square foot facility houses the world's most technologically advanced rehabilitation center for amputees and burn victims. The facility was funded through donations of over 600,000 donors and opened in January 2007.
Growth of the SDVOSB
- In the past year, JMWA's employee base has increased by 25%. In the workforce, 31% were veterans and 7% were service-disabled veterans.
- JMWA‘s predominately ex-military employee base is encouraged to use their technical skills to provide quality services to our military clients. This fosters a corporate culture that provides continued service to our country and embraces the military creed of "always take care of the troops."
- The SDVOSB program established in 1999, that 3% of all Federal prime contract dollars are to be awarded to SDVOSBs. Furthermore, President Bush issued Executive Order 13360 stating that all Federal agencies develop a strategy to increase federal contracting and subcontracting opportunities to SDVOSBs. JMWA champions the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business program by advocating the cause with national and community organizations.
For more information about the DOD Small Business Program visit:
For more information about Executive Order 13360 which provides opportunities for SDVOSBs.
"We are proud and honored to have received the Inaugural Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Award. It is our commitment to represent with integrity and responsibility the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business community and to help our client's manage their vision and hence our country's vision for the future." Chuck Scott, President of JMWA.