Vighter Recognized at the Vet50 Awards Ceremony during the IVMF Veteran EDGE National Conference

Vighter placed 38th on the VET50 list of the 50 fastest growing veteran companies as reported by Inc 5000 magazine

Austin, TX, February 17, 2018 – Vighter attended the Vet50 Awards Ceremony this weekend during the first-ever IVMF Veteran EDGE national conference in Austin, TX. The company was recognized by Vet50 for being the 38th ranked fastest growing veteran-owned business. Dr. Jeff Lee, Vighter’s founder and veteran of the US Army, remarked “We are honored to be recognized, not only for our success in the business world, but for our service to this country”.

Inc. magazine, in partnership with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF), created the Vet50 list of the nation’s fastest growing veteran-owned businesses. The list is built from the Inc. 5000, Inc. magazine’s prestigious list of the fastest-growing private companies based in the U.S. which has become a hallmark of entrepreneurial success.

The dinner, sponsored by First Data, featured keynote speaker NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, Captain (USN Retired), and guest speaker Medal of Honor recipient Jack Jacobs, Colonel (US Army Retired). “Veteran business owners bring unconventional leadership and grit to succeed. They have a history of entrepreneurship that goes back decades. This list will not only inform but it will inspire other entrepreneurs – veteran and civilian,” said Vice Chancellor of Strategic Initiatives and Innovation and IVMF Founder, Executive Director Mike Haynie.

About Vighter

Vighter provides Unconventional Medical Solutions to government and commercial clients in challenging environments around the world. Dr. Jeff Lee founded Vighter in 2005 after retiring from the US Army with 24 years of service in Special Forces and conventional military units. Vighter excels at rapidly mobilizing healthcare projects in challenging environments. The company has an excellent track record providing a full range of healthcare services to DOD, State, FBI, ICE, CBP, DOI, and commercial organizations around the world.

Vighter is a Center for Veterans Enterprise verified Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) with a Secret Facility Clearance and is a NAEMT Authorized Training Center. Vighter has the distinction of being ISO 9001:2015 certified, which demonstrates the company’s commitment to quality. Vighter is also ANSI/ASIS PSC.1-2012 certified, which demonstrates the company’s commitment to respecting human rights, legal obligations, and good practices in locations where the rule of law has been compromised. Accredited by The Joint Commission in Health Care Staffing Services (HCSS), the company has exemplary procedures for recruiting, vetting, screening. Vighter is unusually responsive and flexible, which provides clients with a strategic resource to meet future medical support needs in an economical and rapid manner. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

About the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) is the first interdisciplinary national institute in higher education focused on the social, economic, education, and policy issues impacting veterans and their families. Through its professional staff and experts, the IVMF delivers leading programs in career, vocational, and entrepreneurship education and training, while also conducting actionable research, policy analysis, and program evaluations. The IVMF also supports communities through collective impact efforts that enhance delivery and access to services and care. The Institute, supported by a distinguished advisory board, along with public and private partners, is committed to advancing the lives of those who have served in America’s armed forces and their families. For more information, visit and follow the IVMF on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.


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