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JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCHORD, Wash.  – Brian Humphrey, senior executive officer at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection was presented with a Patriot Award by Huy Nguyen, a volunteer with the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee, in recognition of extraordinary support of his employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.  Humphrey was nominated by Air Force Reserve Master Sgt. James Steiner, a supervisory program manager at the CBP.


“The Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees who have answered their nation’s call to serve,” said Nguyen.  “By valuing the military service of their Guard and Reserve employees, employers are directly supporting the readiness and retention of our All-Volunteer Force, and our national defense.”


“I am glad to have this opportunity and I always support our Reserve and National Guard members who work at the CBP,” said Humphrey at the presentation.


ESGR is a Department of Defense office that develops and promotes supportive work environments for service members in the National Guard and Reserve through outreach, recognition, and educational opportunities that increase awareness of applicable laws. ESGR also provides assistance in resolving conflicts between Service members and their employers. This year, ESGR celebrates 50 years of excellence in support of the Reserve Components and their civilian employers. For more information about ESGR outreach programs or volunteer opportunities, call (800) 336-4590 or visit


Pictured (L-R): 446th AW OSS Commander Col. Cynthia Welch, Air Force Reserve Master Sgt. James Steiner, Brian Humphrey, Huy Nguyen - ESGR

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