In 1981, Dr. Samuel Metters founded Metters Incorporated and worked out of an office in the basement of his home. Today, more than 35 years later, Metters has grown into a successful IT services and engineering company with more than 200 employees supporting federal and commercial missions worldwide.
Dr. Metters is the award-winning Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Metters Incorporated, a premier Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). As CEO, Dr. Metters drives strategic marketing and promotes strong partnerships with his clients and industry teammates. He is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Command, Control, and Communications (C3) systems, nuclear weapons risk assessment, systems analysis, and modeling and simulation.
Dr. Metters’ notable awards include Howard University’s recognition of “50 Most Important Black Owned Companies in America;” Northern Virginia Urban League’s highly prestigious Community Service Award; and Progressive National Baptist Convention (PNBC) Community Service Award for his support of Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs). As the co-founder of the NASA Career Exploration Program (NCEP) and contribution to the space program, Dr. Metters earned the NASA Special Services Award in 1997 and NASA Public Service Medal in 2001. In 2011, he earned the Washington Business Journal’s Minority Business Leader Award.
Dr. Metters received a B.S. in Architectural Engineering from Prairie View A&M University and B.A. in Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of California at Berkeley. In addition, he earned a M.S. in Systems Management, M.S. in Public Administration, and Doctorate in Public Administration with a concentration in Systems Management, Research and Development from the University of Southern California.
Dr. Metters, a retired, disabled veteran Lieutenant Colonel, is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, U.S. Army Air Defense Missile Center, Nuclear Weapons Warhead Assembly School, and Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He is also a graduate of the Owner/President Management (OPM) Corporate Executive Program of the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in Cambridge, MA and a registered, licensed Professional Engineer. Dr. Metters’ notable decorations include three Bronze Stars, the Air Medal, the Meritorious Service Award, two Army Commendation Medals, and a Purple Heart.
As a service-disabled veteran, Dr. Metters was selected to testify before the 1996 Commission on Veterans Affairs to investigate improvements in veterans’ benefits. Dr. Metters’ participation and the resulting 1996 Commission’s efforts contributed to the creation of Public Law 106-50, Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999 and Public Law 108-183, Veterans Benefits Act of 2003. On March 13, 2003, Dr. Metters was appointed by the Honorable Hector V. Barreto, Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration, to a four-year term to the Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Business Affairs.
Dr. Metters’ has served on multiple professional boards and councils including: the NASA Advisory Council (NAC); Board of Directors of the U.S. Black Engineers Publication, Inc.; Board of Directors of the Granville Academy, a high school head-start educational program for inner-city youths; Dulles Corridor Metrorail Association; the Fairfax Business Partnership Board of Trustees; Northern Virginia Professional Service Council; Northern Virginia Urban League; Prairie View A&M University Foundation; Rosslyn Renaissance Urban Design Committee of Arlington, Virginia; Shiloh Economic & Community Development Corporation (SECDC); Shiloh Board of Trustees; South East Conference for Minority Engineers (SECME); United Black College Fund; and U.S. Black Engineer of the Year Award Program.