The largest Chugach subsidiary is Chugach Government Solutions (CGS). Built by former Chugach President and CEO Barney Uhart and his team, CGS pulled Chugach out of bankruptcy and opened the door for our profitability. This legacy continues with CGS enjoying the well-deserved reputation as an industry leader in facilities services, technical services, education and training and construction. The more than 6,000 dedicated employees especially take pride in the services they provide to the federal government and to the military.
The military is recognizing this dedication and awarding a member of CGS with the Patriot Award. An individual can be nominated for the Patriot Award by a service member or spouse. The award recognizes individual supervisors for the support provided directly to the nominating service or family member. Receiving the Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families, and granting leaves of absence if needed.
“It’s an honor to present the Patriot Awards,” said Leverette Hoover, South Central Alaska Chair for the Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve. “The award shows commitment to employing veterans and supporting veterans and their families while deployed. Deployments can create a hardship for employers, but by ensuring employees and families don’t have to worry about their jobs while being deployed, service members can stay focused on their mission, and the employer is contributing to the National Security of the United States.”
In a small ceremony held at JL Tower, CGS Human Resources Manager Sarah Peters received the Patriot Award. Twice! Jesse Ostrowski, the spouse of Sergeant First Class Duane Ostrowski, and Alaska Army National Guard Specialist Xavier Mora—both CGS employees—nominated Sarah for the prestigious award. The Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve took heed and decided to award Sarah with a rare double award.
“I’m still completely blown away,” said Sarah Peters. “I have the honor of working with an amazing team. It’s their dedication to doing a great job, and the support I receive from Chugach’s leadership that makes it easy to support the Reserves. I’m proud to work for such an amazing company.”
Through our contracts and as individual citizens, Chugach is committed to the United States Armed Services. We thank Sarah Peters for her professionalism and dedication, and for helping Chugach demonstrate our commitment to the men and women who serve our country. Sarah’s actions and initiative readily display multiple Core Behaviors—doing the right thing, empowering people and building community.