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09/08/17

Spalding Consulting owner and founder honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

  • Spalding Consulting owner and founder honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. – Barry Spalding, Spalding Consulting, Inc. owner and founder was presented with a Patriot Award Sept. 7 by Jean Hulet, Maryland Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve state chair in recognition of extraordinary support of his employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.  More than 30 employees attended the award presentation. Spaulding also signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve.

Spalding was nominated by Navy Reserve Ensign Kenny Jenkins, the company’s director of information technology security.

“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 Hulet, Maryland ESGR state chair. “Supportive employers like Mr. Spalding are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units. Our National Guard and Reserve members could not perform their military duty without knowing their civilian employer supports them 100 percent.”

“Within the last year I was required to attend over three months of training and must attend another three months training to complete my Navy Reserve military career path qualifications,” said Jenkins. “For a small business, the impact is significant when an employee is gone for an extended period of time.  Mr. Spalding has been more than accommodating without reservation.  He is a role model for other business owners and supervisors to follow.”

ESGR, a Department of Defense program, 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. For more information about ESGR outreach programs or volunteer opportunities, call (800) 336-4590 or visit www.ESGR.mil.

Photo Caption, left to right:  Barry Spalding, owner and founder of Spalding Consulting; Jean Hulet, Maryland ESGR state chair; and award nominator Navy Reserve Ensign Kenny Jenkins, Spalding Consulting director of information technology security.


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