COMMERCE, Calif. –
California Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office,
announced that Tracy A. Butler a supervisor at Union Pacific Railroad was
honored Jan. 2 with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of
her employee serving in the Guard and Reserve.
Butler was nominated for being highly supportive of the
National Guard by her Reserve Component employee, Sgt. Mark Mateo.
“The Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize
individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their
employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their
nation’s call to serve,” said James Combs, California ESGR state chair. Supportive
supervisors are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s
Guard and Reserve units.”
Mateo states: “Miss Tracy Butler, supports all military
employees in the company.”
ESGR, a DoD office, seeks to foster a culture in which all
employers support and value the employment and military service of members of
the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. ESGR facilitates and
promotes a cooperative culture of employer support for National Guard and
Reserve service by developing and advocating mutually beneficial initiatives,
recognizing outstanding employer support, increasing awareness of applicable
laws and policies, resolving potential conflicts between employers and their
service members, and acting as the employers’ principal advocate within DoD.
Paramount to ESGR's mission is encouraging employment of Guardsmen and
Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the
Pictured: Supervisor Tracy A. Butler and Reginald Fields
For more information about ESGR outreach programs or
volunteer opportunities, call 1-800-336-4590 or visit www.ESGR.mil.