VMSI COO, Ken Konkol (far left),  with Air Force comrades during Operation Enduring Freedom.

True Meaning of Veterans Day

This holiday weekend, VMSI is taking a few moments to remember the true meaning behind the day we now call Veterans Day and to thank all veterans and their families for their service. At 11:00 a.m., November 11, 1918, fighting between the Allied Forces and Germany came to a halt, putting an end to World... Read More

Bruce Luchen receives a  VMSI Award of Excellence.

Bruce Luchen – An Exceptional Professional

VMSI presented Bruce Luchen with a well-deserved Award of Excellence to recognize his dedication and positive contributions supporting the Policy and Oversight Division (POD) of one of our most prominent clients, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The client feedback we’ve received details Bruce’s aptitude for exceeding expectations in his commitment to one of the... Read More

VMSI COO, Ken Konkol,  recognizes Amanda Leal

Amanda Leal – A Positive Force

VMSI COO, Ken Konkol, presents an Award of Excellence to Amanda Leal for exceptional support to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Western Acquisition Division (WAD). Among the accolades received, the onsite client indicated that Amanda has become an integral member of the team, adding, “Amanda is my right hand; everything I throw at... Read More


Winter Coat Drive Benefiting Women Giving Back

With the cold weather already setting in, VMSI is proud to lend its support to the charitable efforts of Women Giving Back (WGB) with a winter clothing drive! VMSI employees will be collecting winter clothing for women and children, specifically coats, throughout the months of October and November, in addition to spreading the word about... Read More

VMSI PM Emily Wilson (far left) and  Kathy McKenzie (far right), present an  award to Paul Tschiffely.

Paul Tschiffely – A Truly Committed Team Member

VMSI Program Manager, Emily Wilson, and onsite Team Lead, Kathy McKenzie, recognized Paul Tschiffely with a well-deserved Award of Excellence to commend his ongoing efforts to provide efficient and thorough support to the VA Acquisition Academy. From day one, we have received countless accolades from the many clients Paul supports detailing his willingness to step... Read More

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Boulder Crest Retreat Featured on Megyn Kelly Today Show!

VMSI is a longtime supporter of Boulder Crest Retreat (BCR), the nation’s first-ever post traumatic growth-based organization for combat veterans struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or combat stress. In March of this year, BCR Founder, Ken Falke, published the book “Struggle Well: Thriving in the Aftermath of Trauma,” and was featured on Megyn Kelly... Read More

Kim Brown (L) and Team Lead, Kathy McKenzie at the VA  Acquisition Academy.

Kim Brown – Compassionate and Committed!!

We have received very positive feedback from the VA Acquisition Academy’s executive management, and VMSI Team Lead, Kathy McKenzie, regarding Kim Brown’s contributions, especially her attention to detail, ability to continuously exceed expectations and the depth of institutional knowledge that she brings to the team. To quote the feedback received, “Kim actively listens to students... Read More

Arlington National Cemetery  (Photo cred: Ken Konkol)

May We Never Forget Freedom Isn’t Free…

As we head into the Memorial Day holiday weekend, employees of Veterans Management Services, Inc. (VMSI) pause to remember the men and women who gave their lives in military service. There are many reasons why individuals may enlist in the military, however, a common bond that all share is a dedication to duty and a... Read More

VMSI Team Lead, Charles Owens, presents 
Caraline DiNunzio with her award.

Caraline DiNunzio, Making an Impact!

VMSI recently recognized Caraline DiNunzio for her exemplary work representing VMSI in support of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)! In less than four months, Caraline’s stellar performance and contributions to the Office of Projects, Planning, and Analysis, specifically on the acquisition planning and solicitation of several task orders for the Professional and Technical... Read More

Elaine Smokes, formerUS Army MP

March 2018 Veteran Spotlight: Elaine Smokes

March is Women’s History Month, and to honor that, we’re featuring Elaine Smokes, a VMSI Contractor/Grants Management Specialist and retired US Army Military Police (MP) for this month’s VetSpot! Name:  Elaine A. Smokes Rank: Specialist E-4 Branch:  United States Army Years of Service: 4 Medals:  Army Commendation Medal Elaine chose to go into the military... Read More