BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced Paul Glimsdahl, NAPA of Bismarck supervisor, was honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee, Sgt. 1st Class Reed Unterseher, North Dakota Army National Guard.
Steve Miller, ESGR Bismarck Committee Co-Chair, arranged the presentation.
Unterseher’s nomination reads: “Mr. Glimsdahl has been extremely flexible with scheduling and short-notice Guard taskings. He has often worked my shifts to ensure I am available for duty. He and NAPA further support the Guard by providing and promoting incentives to North Dakota National Guard personnel.”
“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 then, have answered their nation’s call to serve. Supportive supervisors are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units,” said Miller
On behalf of NAPA of Bismarck, Glimsdahl affirmed their support for the men and women of the National Guard and Reserve by signing an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Statement of Support.
ESGR 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 of the United States. ESGR facilitates and promotes a cooperative culture of employer support for the National Guard and Reserve 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 with Department of Defense.
For more information about ESGR outreach programs or volunteer opportunities, call 1-800-336-4590 or visit www.ESGR.mil.
Photo 1 (L-R): Steve Miller, ESGR Bismarck Committee Co-Chair holding Patriot Award with Paul Glimsdahl, NAPA of Bismarck supervisor
Photo 2 (L-R): Paul Glimsdahl signing ESGR Statement of Support