National Guard Association of the United States Honors Sierra Nevada Corporation with Patrick Henry Award

SPARKS, Nev., October 01, 2013 – The National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) recognized Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), and SNC President Eren Ozmen and CEO Fatih Ozmen with the Patrick Henry Award for SNC’s exceptional service to the military. Taco Gilbert, vice president of Integrated Tactical Solutions for SNC’s Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance business area, accepted the award at the 135th NGAUS General Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, September 23, 2013.

NGAUS created the Patrick Henry Award to recognize local officials (city, county and state), civic leaders and legislative staffers for demonstrating support of the Armed Forces of the United States, the National Guard or NGAUS over an extended period of time.

"The Ozmens and SNC are long-time supporters of the National Guard and all of the military services. SNC is a privately-held corporation and the Top Woman-Owned Federal Contractor in the U.S. based on its size, significant achievements, and resources to deliver high-technology systems and integration programs," said Brig. Gen. United States Air Force, William R. Burks. "SNC and the Ozmens have shown their dedication and support for the Nevada National Guard through their untiring efforts to support community events and family programs and are well deserving of such a prestigious award."

About Sierra Nevada Corporation

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), headquartered in Sparks, Nev., 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 employs over 2,500 people 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 on the commercial sector through internal advancements and outside acquisitions, including the emerging markets of telemedicine, nanotechnology, cyber and net-centric operations. For more information on SNC visit and follow us on Facebook at Sierra Nevada Corporation.