Baltimore, MD, Apr 27, 2019 – Earlier this month, Clear Ridge Defense (CRD)’s Vice President of Special Programs, Mr. Jonathan Cichowicz, presented Jeffrey Bullock and Christopher Comstock with the Patriot Award alongside a member of the Maryland State Attorney’s Office.

The Patriot Award recognizes employers who make above-and-beyond efforts to support members of the National Guard or Reserve 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.

“National Guard and Reserve men and women already bring so much to the fight, that it makes hiring them a no-brainer,” says Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey Bullock – “they’re already extremely in touch with the clients we support, and know the mission. We’re so proud of the service they support both in and out of uniform for our country.”

CRD employs members of both the National Guard and Reserve, and more than 80% of the company is prior military or civil service.

CRD ( is composed of approximately 30 experts and growing in cyberspace operations planning, capability development, malware analysis, tool development, and network intelligence analysis. CRD is headquartered in the CyberHive at bwtech@UMBC North.

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