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SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Christopher Crowder, a supervisor with the South Charleston Police Department received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award recently for his extraordinary support provided to employee Sgt. Zachary Duncan a member of the Army National Guard and Reserve. Volunteer Johnnie Ross, the Employer Outreach Director for ESGR presented Crowder with the award. 

“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 Joel Miltenberger state chair. “Supportive supervisors are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units.”

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.

For more information about ESGR outreach programs or volunteer opportunities, call (800) 336-4590 or visit

Pictured: Johnnie Ross and Christopher Crowder

Posted in: West Virginia
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