Army

November 8, 2013

Nominations open to recognize employers of Guardsmen, Reservists

From an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve News Release
ARLINGTON, Va. – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, or ESGR, a Defense Department office, is accepting nominations for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

The Freedom Award is the department’s highest honor presented to civilian employers for exceptional support of their National Guard and Reserve employees.

Guardsmen and reservists, or Family members acting on their behalf, can submit nominations at http://www.FreedomAward.mil until Jan. 20.

Guard and Reserve members make up nearly half of the nation’s military force, ESGR officials said, providing essential services to national security and humanitarian efforts at home and abroad. Supportive employers, with their enduring commitment, have helped keep our military strong and our Nation secure, they added.

“Across the nation, employers have shown noteworthy support to their service member employees and Families,” said Paul Mock, ESGR national chair. “Whether on routine duty, responding to natural disasters or serving in a deployed location, employers who encourage military service make it easier to serve. By submitting a Freedom Award nomination, a member of the National Guard or Reserve can acknowledge and thank their employer for the critical role they play in our nation’s defense.”

Each year, up to 15 deserving employers are selected as Freedom Award recipients and are honored in Washington, D.C. Examples of past recipient support include continued benefits and health care for deployed service members, home maintenance and child care support, and veteran hiring initiatives.

Established in 1972, ESGR develops and maintains employer support for Guard and Reserve service. The organization advocates relevant initiatives, recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of applicable laws and resolves conflict between service members and their employers.
Since the Freedom Award program began in 1996, 190 employers have been honored.




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