May 28, 2014 – The Nevada National Guard's (NVNG) Nevada Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR) committee has recognized Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) with the "Above & Beyond" Award for the company's commitment to providing its Guard and Reserve employees with exceptional benefits. SNC was honored at the Annual ESGR Employer Recognition Event on May 14, 2014 at the North Las Vegas Readiness Center. Michael McKenzie, SNC's talent acquisition specialist accepted the award on behalf of the company.
The ESGR has recognized employers who go above and beyond the legal requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act by providing their Guard and Reserve employees additional, non-mandated benefits since the early 1970s. According to the ESGR, our nation relies heavily on Guard and Reserve service members and employer support, such as differential pay, to offset lost wages and extended health benefits which enhances retention rates in the Armed Forces, strengthening our national security.
"It is an extraordinary honor for SNC to be recognized for supporting our Guard & Reserve employees and families," said SNC's President, Eren Ozmen. "Dreams, aspirations and ideas have little meaning if one does not have the liberty and freedom to pursue them. We have the greatest appreciation for all of the men, women and families sacrificing to protect our country and these freedoms."
The "Above & Beyond" Award is given annually to select employers at the local level that had one of their supervisors or managers previously recognized with a Patriot Award, and who have signed a Statement of Support, pledging continued support of our country's service members and their families. SNC's Scott Baun, field site manager, received the Patriot Award earlier this year. SNC was one of 23 companies nominated in 2014.
ESGR, a Department of Defense office, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment. ESGR is supported by a network of more than 4,900 volunteers in 54 committees located across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam-CNMI, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
About Sierra Nevada Corporation
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), headquartered in Sparks, Nevada, is one of America's fastest growing private companies based on its significant expansion and reputation for rapid, innovative, and agile technology solutions in electronics, aerospace, avionics, space, propulsion, micro-satellite, aircraft, communications systems and solar energy. Under the leadership of CEO Fatih Ozmen and President Eren Ozmen, SNC has a workforce of over 3,000 personnel in 30 locations in 16 states. SNC's six unique business areas are dedicated to providing leading-edge solutions to SNC's dynamic customer base.
SNC is also the Top Woman-Owned Federal Contractor in the United States. Over the last 30 years under the Ozmen's leadership, SNC has remained focused on providing its customers the very best in diversified technologies to meet their needs and has a strong and proven track record of success. The company continues to focus its growth also on the commercial sector through internal advancements in dual-use applications and outside acquisitions, including the emerging markets of renewable energy, telemedicine, nanotechnology, cyber and net-centric operations. For more information on SNC visit www.sncorp.com and follow us at Facebook/SierraNevCorp.