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AUSA Community Partner Wins DoD Award

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U.S. Navy
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

A Colorado-based community partner of the Association of the U.S. Army is one of 15 businesses recognized by the Defense Department for support of National Guard and reserve members.

Delta Solutions & Strategies, LLC, a Colorado Springs company providing technical assistance, engineering support and consulting and adviser services for electronic, space and missile systems, received a 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award during an Aug. 23 ceremony.

Established in 2000, the certified service-disabled veteran-owned business has global operations and previously was named a Pikes Peak Workforce Youth Employer of the Year and a Best Workplace in Colorado Springs.

The Freedom Award is the highest recognition from the U.S. government for employers who go above and beyond to support employees who serve in the National Guard or reserve. More than 2,400 businesses were nominated this year.

The award was created in 1996 by then-Defense Secretary William Perry. Nominations must be made by an employee who is in the Guard or reserve or a family member acting on their behalf. Award recipients are selected by a board of senior defense officials and business leaders.

The other 14 recipients this year are: Archer Daniels Midland, Chicago, Illinois; Barclays, New York, New York; Callison Tighe & Robinson, LLC, Columbia, South Carolina; Chevron, San Ramon, California; Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Lebanon, Tennessee; Direct Supply, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Eversource Energy, Berlin, Connecticut; Houston Police Department, Houston, Texas; Kauai Auto Repair, Kalaheo, Hawaii; Levi Rodgers Real Estate Group, San Antonio, Texas; LG&E and KU Energy, LLC, Louisville, Kentucky; Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio; The Steel Network, Durham, North Carolina; and West Valley City, Utah.

To check the list, click here.