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Mr. Charles S. "Chick" Ciccolella, is the President of CSC Group, LLC, a service-disabled veterans owned firm that provides business consulting and advisory services. Additionally, his firm provides organizational and operational assistance to government and non-government entities on programs operated by the Federal government that are related to veterans employment, workforce development, and disability issues in the workplace.
Before starting his own business, Chick was the Executive Vice President for Economic Empowerment for the Wounded Warrior Project and the former Assistant Secretary for Veterans Employment and Training at the U.S. Department of Labor, where he was responsible for the programs that help veterans transition from the military to civilian jobs and for protecting their employment and reemployment rights.
Prior to his service with the Labor Department, Chick served in the U.S. Senate as Chief of Operations for the Sergeant At Arms, and later on the staff of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. He also served as a deputy director on the national staff of the American Legion.
Chick spent a career in the U.S. Army, leaving as an infantry colonel. He is a recipient of the Silver Star, Defense Superior Service Medal, and Bronze Star for Valor and the Department of State's Superior Honor Award. Chick graduated from Auburn University and holds a Master's Degree in Business Management from Central Michigan University. He is also a graduate of the National War College.