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TACOMA, Wash.  – Doug Kimball, battalion chief at the Tacoma Fire Department was presented with a Patriot Award, by Jim Miller, awards director for the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee, in recognition of extraordinary support of his employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.

Kimball was nominated by Army Reserve 2nd Lt. Nhi Le, a firefighter with the Tacoma Fire Department. “Fire Battalion Chief Kimball has been very supportive of my military service,” said Le.

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

“I view me receiving this award as receiving it on the behalf of the Department because the Tacoma Fire Department are very supportive of its military members in the Department,” said Kimball after receiving the award.

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 www.ESGR.mil/WA.

Pictured: Doug Kimball, battalion chief at the Tacoma Fire Department was presented with a Patriot Award, by Jim Miller, awards director for the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee, in recognition of extraordinary support of his employees serving in the Guard and Reserve. Kimball was nominated by Army Reserve 2nd Lt. Nhi Le, a firefighter with the Tacoma Fire Department. Kimball was joined at the presentation by Tacoma Fire Department Fire Chief Toryono Green, Chief Green’s command staff, and members of Station 8.

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