Monthly Archives: March 2018

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U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen Presented With 2018 WPRC Sentinel Award

Award Highlights Continued Leadership on Behalf of American Servicemembers

WASHINGTON – Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) received the 2018 Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition (WPRC) Sentinel Award for her unwavering advocacy on behalf of U.S. servicemembers, homeland security personnel, and the domestic defense industrial base. The Sentinel Award specifically recognizes Senator Shaheen for her work to provide high quality, American made gear and equipment to the Federal government at the best value to the taxpayer.

“It is more important than ever that those responsible with protecting our homeland receive the best available, American made equipment both in training and in operational environments,” said Senator Shaheen. “Our service members, peacekeepers, and operational personnel responsible for our national security should be provided with the necessary tools to complete their missions. In the Senate, I will continue to advocate for American job creators committed to innovation by supporting legislation to improve gear and equipment for both military and Homeland Security personnel. I thank the Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition for this honor and look forward to working together to achieve these goals.”

WPRC Chairman Frank Montie said, “Senator Jeanne Shaheen has been an unwavering advocate on behalf of those responsible for the safety and security of the United States. Her leadership in the Senate has ensured that American servicemembers receive the best available, domestically produced gear and equipment at the best value to the Federal government.”

David Costello, Executive Director of the WPRC noted, “Senator Shaheen is now leading efforts in the Senate to ensure that best-in-class, American-made equipment is provided to the operational agencies within the Department of Homeland Security. Her work on the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Appropriations Committee has directly resulted in improved life-saving equipment for our servicemembers. The WPRC is honored to recognize this work with the 2018 Sentinel Award.”

About the Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition and the Sentinel Award:

The Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition (WPRC) Sentinel Award is the association’s highest honor, presented annually to policymakers who have demonstrated extraordinary support for the American industry that manufactures advanced combat clothing and equipment for the Armed Services and Department of Homeland Security.

WPRC member companies strive every day to provide innovative, advanced solutions to ensure that our armed forces are prepared for any encounter, anywhere in the world. Senator Jeanne Shaheen represents the State of New Hampshire. She serves on the Armed Services Committee, Appropriations Committee, Foreign Relations Committee, and the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee.

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen accepted the 2018 Sentinel Award presented by WPRC Executive Director David Costello (left) and WPRC Chairman Frank Montie (right).


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U.S. Representative Scott Taylor (VA-02) Named 2018 WPRC Sentinel Award Recipient

Award Recognizes Commitment to American-Made Clothing and Equipment for U.S. Military and Homeland Security Operational Personnel

WASHINGTON — Congressman Scott Taylor (VA-02) received the 2018 Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition (WPRC) Sentinel Award for his support of American service members and homeland security personnel responsible for the national security of the United States. The Sentinel Award specifically recognizes Rep. Taylor for his advocacy to provide DOD and DHS operational personnel with high quality, American made clothing and equipment, such as body armor, clothing, boots, and helmets. He is the primary sponsor of HR 1811, the Homeland Production Security Act (HOPS) and the soon to be introduced Homeland Procurement Reform (HOPR) Act.

“I am humbled and honored to receive the Sentinel Award,” said Rep. Taylor. “The fact that our Customs and Border Protection uniforms are produced overseas and anywhere but in the United States is mind-boggling. This important legislation keeps us safer and puts Americans back to work.”

Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition Chairman Frank Montie said, “We are honored to present the 2018 Sentinel Award to Rep. Scott Taylor, a true rising star in Congress. At the beginning of his first term, Rep. Taylor introduced critical legislation to ensure that Department of Homeland Security personnel responsible for our national security receive high quality, American-made gear and equipment. He has demonstrated a commitment to our servicemembers at home and abroad through his work on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee and his advocacy for American manufacturers. We are proud to honor Rep. Taylor’s work and leadership with the 2018 Sentinel Award.”

About the Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition and the Sentinel Award:

The Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition (WPRC) Sentinel Award is the association’s highest honor, presented annually to policymakers who have demonstrated extraordinary support for the American industry that manufactures advanced combat clothing and equipment for the Armed Services and Department of Homeland Security.

WPRC member companies strive every day to provide innovative, advanced solutions to ensure that our armed forces are prepared for any encounter, anywhere in the world. Congressman Scott Taylor represents the 2nd District of Virginia. He serves on the Homeland Security Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee.

Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA, 2nd District) (left) accepted the 2018 WPRC Sentinel Award from Chairman of the Board Frank Montie