Newington, N.H.-( SIG SAUER, Inc., The Complete Systems Provider and leader in military, law enforcement and personal defense markets, was honored this weekend with the New Hampshire Chapter for the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA-NH) Granite State Warrior Award. The award, along with letters from United States Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), were presented during a reception at the Portsmouth (NH) Country Club to Gabe Bailey of SIG SAUER’s Defense Strategies Group.


The annual award was established in 2011 to recognize outstanding contributions of a New Hampshire-based organization that meets one of the following criteria:
•    Enhances the war fighting capabilities of US military forces through the development and introduction of weapon systems and/or subsystems that have led to the strengthening of our national security, or
•    Improves the health, morale, welfare, and recognition of US military personnel and their direct families through the creation and delivery of unique services either in the US or where are military forces are deployed. Such services are specifically designed to improve the quality of life of our military forces and their families.
The award follows a banner year for SIG SAUER, which earned the U.S. Military’s coveted Modular Handgun System (MHS) contract for the XM17 and XM18 pistols, variants of the innovative P320 pistol, which is available in the commercial market and in service with law enforcement, government and military agencies all over the world.

“The annual presentation of our Granite State Warriors Award gives our membership a rare opportunity to recognize and thank the New Hampshire based organization and/or New Hampshire resident that has made the greatest contributions to our war fighting capabilities or who has improved the lives of those serving, their families and those who have served this great country,” said Bruce F. Avery, CDR, USN (Ret), Director, Past President, and Chairman of the MOAA-NH Granite State Warriors Award Committee.

“We are honored to receive such a prestigious award,” said SIG SAUER Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President Tom Taylor. “SIG SAUER is proud to have its headquarters and manufacturing facilities in the Granite State, where we are relentless in support of our nation’s military, law enforcement officers and law-abiding citizens.”

The New Hampshire Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America has approximately 800 members who meet six times each year. The MOAA is the nation's largest and most influential association of military officers. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization located in Alexandria, VA.

SIG SAUER, Inc. is The Complete Systems Provider™, leading the industry in American innovation, ingenuity, and manufacturing. SIG SAUER® brings a dedication to superior quality, ultimate reliability, and unmatched performance that has made it the brand of choice among many of the world’s elite military, government and law enforcement units as well as responsible citizens. SIG SAUER offers a full array of products to meet any mission parameter, including handguns, rifles, ammunition, electro-optics, suppressors, ASP (Advanced Sport Pellet) airguns and training. The largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland, SIG SAUER is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company with more than 1,600 employees.