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ESGR Boss Lift on Military Sealift Command’s USNS Soderman

  • ESGR Boss Lift on Military Sealift Command’s USNS Soderman

GARAPAN, Saipan – Guam-Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, and the Military Sealift Command (MSC) hosted a boss lift June 20. Employers and local government leaders were treated to a tour onboard the USNS Soderman, a pre-positioned ship of the MSC.

The group was given a three-hour tour of the vessel and its cargo. They were also given a brief on the mission of the ship in support of our military anywhere they may be in the world. The group got to see firsthand how some of their Guard or Reserve employees spend their weekends away from their civilian jobs.

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 in the United States.  ESGR facilitates and promotes a cooperative culture of employer support for the 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 the Department of Defense.

Photo of pre-boarding on the launch boat Celtic.

Front from left, Rose Igitol, ESGR Guam-CNMI Volunteer; Jose Kaipat, Division of Environmental and Coastal Quality; William Gilmore, Commonwealth Utilities Corporation; Oscar Torres, CNMI Department Military and Veterans Affairs; Marianne Teregeyo, CNMI Department Public Lands; Elaine Apatang-Butts, guest; and Joann Aquino, ESGR Guam-CNMI Volunteer.

Back from left, Juan Diego Tenorio, American Red Cross- CNMI Chapter; Valentina Haberman, Hyatt Regency; Aniceto Ogumoro, Chief of Police, CNMI Department Public Safety.