The first in ESGR's series of awards is the Patriot Award. This is not an employer-wide award, but rather one that recognizes individual supervisors and bosses nominated by an employee serving in the National Guard or Reserve for support provided directly to the nominating Service Member. 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.
Every supervisor nominated will receive a Patriot Award certificate and accompanying lapel pin. Your ESGR State Committee can help you arrange the presentation of the award to your supervisor or you can choose to have the certificate mailed to your home so you can present it on your own. While some Reservists and Guardsmen may have an opportunity to nominate their supervisor at an ESGR briefing, the best way to nominate is online. The average turnaround time for the Patriot Award to reach the address provided is 45 days from the date of submission.
Guard or Reserve: Nominate your supervisor for the Patriot Award