Special Operations Solutions (SOS) Ranks No. 426 On The 2012 Inc. 500 with Three Year Growth of 1,069%Inc. magazine ranked Special Operations Solutions No. 426 on its 32nd annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. In addition, the company ranked No. 33 in Government Services, and No. 39 in Washington, D.C. The Inc. 500 list represents the courageous entrepreneurs that decided to create start-ups during one of the most unstable and vulnerable economic periods. “Not all the companies in the Inc. 500 | 5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy,” says Inc. magazine Editor Eric Schurenberg.2013 is the second year Special Operations Solutions (SOS) has had the opportunity to be ranked on the Inc. 500|5000 list. SOS is a rapidly growing company headquartered in Silver Spring, Md. Started in 2007 by Manan Patel, the company currently has 33 employees that are located in five different locations, having collectively supported over 20,000 overseas mission hours in the past three years. SOS provides specialized personnel to remote locations focused on full QRC and lifecycle support of ISR platforms. They offer turnkey solutions ranging from integration of a single system to integration of complex networks that transmit data over secure links. Their teams perform:

  • System design and integration, including development of concept of operations and software and sensor integration
  • Engineering and testing, including computer simulations and interoperability testing
  • Flight-testing and evaluation of aircrafts
  • Operator training and education, both in the classroom and hands-on

Since the company’s original conception the focus has been to become the premier provider of engineering and mission staffing solutions to the ISR community by consistently delivering quality services to their customers, fostering an atmosphere of excellence and professionalism, and being vigilant in identifying opportunities for contract growth.The growth of this company has been on a constant increase. Between 2008 and 2012 the company has grown 1,069% and last years revenue was $11.4M. The 2013 Inc. 500 is the most competitive year in the list’s history. To make the list, companies had to achieve a minimum of 918.59% in sales growth. The Inc. 500’s aggregate revenue is $14.1 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1,739 percent. The companies on this year’s Inc. 500 employ more than 52,100 people and generated over 44,912 jobs in the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 500|5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at here.