The spouse of a Reservist or Guardsman may also nominate their boss for the Patriot Award! Though not required by law, many employers voluntarily assist Guard and Reserve spouses who often share the challenges of military service. Childcare, managing the household, and work schedules often have to be adjusted when one spouse leaves to serve our country.
Robyn Gellerup, a Wisconsin mother of three and wife of a National Guardsman, works as an office manager for R&R Construction/Quality Concrete in the company showroom. Robyn nominated her boss online. “While my husband was deployed both times, Rod and Becky Cook took care of us like we are part of their family from mowing our lawn, plowing snow from our driveway, to performing maintenance on our vehicles and home. It gave my husband peace of mind knowing that if something went wrong I could just pick up the phone and they’d be there,” praised Robyn.
Please note: Patriot Awards are awarded to a specific individual supervisor, not to an entire staff or organization as a whole. Certificates are printed with the supervisor's name, and include a lapel pin. Also - be sure to select whether you'd prefer the certificate be shipped in a certificate folder or framed for hanging.
You may request a Patriot Award be sent to either your home address or the ESGR Committee in the supervisor's state. The average turnaround time for the Patriot Award to reach the address provided is 45 days from the date of submission. If you have not been contacted or received the Patriot award within 45 days, you may use the "State Pages" link on the ESGR webpage to contact the appropriate state committee for an update. Items preceded with an asterisk (*) are required. All fields are case sensitive.
Spouses: Nominate your supervisor for the Patriot Award