HASTING, Minn. – Newly promoted Spc. Ryan Sellars of the Army National Guard presented, along with ESGR Everett Doolittle, the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award to his supervisor Sam Senjem of Ace Hardware Dec. 19.
Ryan said those throughout Ace Hardware have supported him and make it easier for his service in the Guard. He passed on a special thanks to Sam Senjem and owner Jake Morri, saying that they always went far above and beyond in making sure he could meet his service obligation and never made him feel he was a burden and, in fact, made him feel he was greatly appreciated.
During the presentation of the Patriot Award Jake Morri emphasized just how proud he was of Ryan for his work and service and then signed a “Statement of Support” demonstrating Ace Hardware's commitment to assisting its military employees.
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 www.ESGR.mil.
Photo#1 Patriot Award left to right: (Snowing and 8 Degrees but wanted their sign in the picture) ESGR Dr. Everett Doolittle, Owner Jake Morri, Manager Sam Senjem, and SP4 Ryan Sellars
Photo#2 Signing of Statement of Support the Owner of Hastings Ace Hardware Jake Morri
(Photo courtesy of ESGR)