The 3rd Annual Distinguished Service Awards took place at the Hilton McLean in Tysons Corner on Wednesday afternoon. The Distinguished Service Awards honor individuals, companies, and non-profit organizations for their service to veterans in the Greater Washington business community. The Awards are presented in recognition of community stewardship and business leadership.

During the Proceedings and Debates of the 115th Congress, Second Session Hon. Gerald E. Connolly of Virginia stated to the House of Representatives, “ThunderCat Technology provides federal and commercial customers with strategies for data storage, networking, and security applications. With their vision of being a premier trusted provider of Information Technology products, along with their special approach of evaluating consumers specific and unique needs, ThunderCat Technology is a confirmation that veteran owned businesses are trusted sources of quality service. ThunderCat Technology’s steadfast involvement in philanthropic organizations that support both wounded warriors and other veteran owned small businesses speaks volumes of their commitment to our community’s veterans.”

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock of Virginia’s 10th Congressional District also presented ThunderCat with an official U.S. House of Representatives Certificate of Recognition.

“First and foremost, we here at ThunderCat are truly blessed to work together with top notch professionals who are also good people and selfless volunteers in our community. This is quite an honor and we are proud to be a part of the Northern Virginia business community. It is a wonderful place to call our home. In terms of Veterans, we have a number of initiatives that runs from preventing homelessness and supporting children of wounded warriors to career and active duty transition advice to coaching and guiding potential Vetrepreneurs. We gain as much benefit from these activities as the those we help. Charity and community engagement is in our DNA and helping others allows us to fulfill our company purpose; The purpose of ThunderCat Technology is to make the United States a better and safer place for all Americans.”

If you are looking for some local organizations to get involved with here are a few of the ones ThunderCat is engaged with who are doing incredible things for the Veteran community:

Code of Support provides essential and critical one-on-one assistance to struggling service members, veterans and their families with the most complex needs.

Luke’s Wings provides families with the means to visit during the service member’s hospitalization and rehabilitation.

Operation Second Chance Helping Heroes Move On. We are patriotic citizens committed to serving our wounded, injured and ill combat veterans.

Wounded Veteran Family Care Improving the quality of life of individuals and families who provide daily, substantial care for catastrophically wounded, ill, or injured veterans. We want to ensure that every caregiving family is recognized, accepted, and supported in their civilian community.

Boulder Crest Retreat Their mission is to provide free, world class, short-duration, high-impact retreats for combat veterans and their families.”

TD Foundation TD Foundation is a 100% volunteer organization that provides aid to children of wounded warriors and fallen heroes. They help American Veterans’ families in crisis.


About ThunderCat Technology

Currently ranked #59 on the Solution Provider 500, the award winning ThunderCat Technology is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that delivers technology products and services to government organizations, educational institutions, and commercial companies. Specifically, ThunderCat is a systems integrator that brings an innovative approach to solving customer problems in and around the datacenter by providing strategies for Data Storage, Networking, Cyber Security, and Cloud Transformations. A proven leader, ThunderCat Technology provides and optimizes technologies from best of breed manufacturers. Clients include DOD, HHS, DHS, VA, Treasury, FBI, State of Virginia, Hawaii Health Systems, and Avery Dennison.

About the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce (Northern Virginia Chamber), The Voice of Business in Northern Virginia™, is the preeminent Northern Virginia membership organization for businesses to grow through relationship building and partnership engagement throughout the Greater Washington region. 700 organizations and 500,000 employees strong, the Northern Virginia Chamber is the largest chamber of commerce in Northern Virginia and has been working hand-in-hand with regional businesses, government, and academia to build a robust and innovative business community for more than 90 years. To learn more about the Northern Virginia Chamber, please visit