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Veteran-Owned Business Expands With SBA Loan



Houston based SniperHill Internet Services, LLC was started in 2007 by Wallace Davis and Jerry Hartless.  An approved US government contractor, SniperHill provides unlimited commercial Internet solutions to US and Coalition Armed Forces, civilian contractors and International businesses operating on US bases in Iraq and Afghanistan.  SniperHill began providing internet services in Iraq in 2007 and in 2010 became the first fiber optic internet provider for the US Armed Forces in Iraq. 

Davis and Hartless have a combined 30+ years of specialized computer security and information technology experience.  Davis is a US army veteran and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Government Studies and a Master’s in Computer Resources and Information Management.  His 12 year military career includes resource management for software upgrades for US army facilities and a lead for ITT Services Corporation in Kosovo. His experiences also include Adjunct Instructor at Maryland University and Information Assurance Manager to the Iraq Theater, where he was responsible for the security of all Multi National Forces Information Systems within the Iraq Theater of Operations.  Hartless has a diverse background in Information Technology services. He is a seasoned veteran in incident-handling processes and government security investigation for classified and unclassified information for the Department of Defense.  He currently carries an active DOD Secret security clearance, an Information Assurance Computer Network Defense Level 2 certification, and holds certifications in Unix Administration, Microsoft and Spectrum Enterprise Network Management. He has worked abroad with the US Military in Kosovo, Bulgaria, and Macedonia and has served as the Regional Information Assurance Security Officer in Iraq.

In 2011, SniperHill outgrew their corporate headquarters and expanded their company with a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 program loan through Bank of Houston.  The SBA 504 program provides long-term, fixed-rate, subordinate mortgage financing for acquisition and/or renovation of capital assets including land, buildings and equipment. 

SniperHill is a multi-million dollar company whose customer list includes every branch of the US Armed Forces, US Military contractors, US government contractors, NGOs, governmental organizations and high-profile confidential western clients.  They are known for providing world-class enterprise solutions in some of the harshest environments in the world and are proud to have a team of clinically trained and certified network system engineers, highly skilled IT staff, and managers who are dedicated to delivering top notch service.    

As an official Army & Air Force Exchange Service concessionaire, they donate a portion of their proceeds to the customer base at every US/NATO Base through a variety of programs designed to improve quality of life, morale and welfare.  They are committed to supporting men and women in uniform, hiring many US veterans and giving back to various causes and activities in the local on-base communities they serve. 

For more information about SniperHill, visit their website at http://www.sniperhill.net.  More information about SBA’s program and services can be found at http://www.sba.gov.