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Military Heritage

1978 – Randolph produces eyewear as a subcontractor for the US Military.

1982 – The United States Air Force contracts Randolph to produce the HGU-4/P Aviator Sunglass directly.

1990, Desert Storm – The Department of Defense contracts Randolph to produce 70,000 optical inserts annually for the M17 chemical-biological mask.

The D.O.D. requests an accelerated delivery of optical inserts. Randolph postpones its commercial program, working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to meet wartime demand.

Randolph delivers 200,000 units before the conclusion of Desert Storm.  The D.O.D. canceled the remaining 100,000 units due to the stoppage of the war. Not a single unit is returned due to quality issues.

An Air Force Colonel personally visits the Randolph factory to thank its employees for the patriotic and timely support of the Armed Forces. A Certificate of Appreciation is presented to the Chairman of Randolph Engineering.

2000 – Randolph is awarded their first contract for the Frame of Choice (FOC) spectacle program which provides soldiers with an alternative to current standard-issue military spectacles for Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, and NASA.

2015 – Randolph currently supplies the HGU-4/P to the US Army and Navy and allied Air Forces world-wide and maintains the Frame of Choice contract, now in its 4th 5-year term.