DoD Recognizes SNC for Outstanding Service and Continuing Support to the National Defense

Sparks, Nevada – June 6, 2003 – Sierra Nevada Corporation received the Employer Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Committee Chair Award from the National Committee for ESGR, presented by Ms. Venna Bishop, ESGR-California, San Jose Area Chair. ESGR representatives accompanying Ms. Bishop for the ceremony included: Mr. Max Beardon, ESGR-Nevada, Executive Director; Mr. Alex Morgan, ESGR-California Information Technology; and Mr. Douglas Byington, ESGR-Nevada, Northern Nevada Chair. Accepting the award on behalf of the company was Mr. Jerry Harvey, SNC Executive Vice President of Operations. The ESGR Committee Chair Award, also known as the ESGR Above and Beyond Award, was presented to SNC before all employees “on behalf of the men and women of America’s Reserve forces, for outstanding service to the national defense through continuing support of the National Guard and Reserve”. This award is given in limited numbers and is presented annually by each Local ESGR Committee. It is designed to recognize those employers who have gone above and beyond the legal requirements for granting leave for military duty.

(Left to Right) Max Beardon (ESGR-Nevada), Alex Morgan (ESGR-California), Venna Bishop (ESGRCalifornia),
Jerry Harvey (SNC), and Douglas Byington (ESGR-Nevada)

The National Committee for ESGR is an agency within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs. It was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve component members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment. Today, ESGR operates through a network of more than 4,500 volunteers throughout 54 committees located in each state, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) headquartered in Sparks, Nevada, is a fast growing innovative and agile technology solutions corporation focusing on system integration electronics engineering; manufacturing; and aircraft modification. Our current focus is to specialize in the integration; design; development; installation; and servicing of complex airborne, ground, and ship-based systems for the U.S. Government, its prime contractors, and international customers.

SNC is a privately-held, woman owned business with a strong, stable and debt-free financial foundation that provides flexible low-risk and strong financial performance for our customers. We have invested heavily over the years in experienced people, modern facilities, and the state-of-the-art equipment needed to enhance our capabilities, development efforts to our customer’s technical advantage. SNC has over 1000 employees with 24 locations in 15 states across the United States.

SNC Enterprise Business Areas:
ISR - Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
CNS/ATM - Communication, Navigation, Surveillance & Air Traffic Mgmt
C4N - Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Networks
EW/RI - Electronic Warfare / Range Instrumentation
SST - System Sensors and Technology
IMS - Integrated Mission Systems