Celestar Corporation Awarded Army National Guard Contract
Arlington, Virginia, Jun 24, 2009: Tampa-based small business defense contractor Celestar Corporation was
awarded a follow-on Army National Guard (ARNG) Low Density Recruiting contract on 24 June 2009.
The Low Density Recruiting (LDR) program was created in 2004 to improve personnel readiness across the
ARNG by identifying and re-assigning Soldiers in various occupational fields, taking Soldier’s geographical
preferences and Army needs into consideration. The average monthly Return on Investment (ROI) is
estimated at $2M, with a total ROI of over $83M since inception; the LDR program has saved over a
millennium in training years in addition to the monetary savings.
“We are excited to be able to support the Army National Guard and their critical mission. We intend to
continue to provide the same high quality service that we have provided to other Department of Defense
entities over the past five years,” said Greg Celestan, Celestar Corporation’s CEO.
Celestar Corporation is working with a defense industry partner, Management and Training Consultants,
Inc., to deliver the highest quality and most cost-effective services to the ARNG for this program.
The LDR program has personnel strategically placed across the U.S. and Hawaii to provide support to
Reserve Component Career Counselors (RCCC) and other key stakeholders. The LDR program acts as a
force multiplier by working in conjunction with the Active and Reserve Component Career Counselors,
ARNG Recruiting & Retention Force, ARNG commanders, and key stakeholders to facilitate the accession,
assignment, and retention of Soldiers possessing a critical occupational skill, with a focus towards the
Military Intelligence community. It also provides a vehicle that allows Soldiers to be assigned to vacancies
for their occupation within the ARNG who would otherwise not be able to. In addition to manning the
force, the LDR program provides critical training