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06/22/17

President Don Neff of LJP Construction Services honored Department of Defense Patriot Award

  • President Don Neff of LJP Construction Services honored Department of Defense Patriot Award

IRVINE, Calif. – President Don Neff of LJP Construction Services was presented with a Patriot Award June 22 by John Grace and Patrick Morrissey Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve volunteers in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee serving in the Guard and Reserve.

Neff was nominated for being highly supportive of the United States Navy Reserve by his Reserve Component employee, Lt. j.g. Eric Turner.

Turner stated: “Mr. Neff proudly and unwaveringly supports my service to our country. Mr. Neff takes pride in the fact that his employee serves in the military. Mr. Neff is the president of a small company and when I let him know I was being mobilized, he not only supported me, but was honored to have me serve the country on active duty. I am a Vice President in the company and my absence will be felt, but the President Mr. Neff, looked beyond the internal struggle the company would face and asked what he could do to support me and my family. Mr. Neff is extremely generous: he is willing to pay a portion of my salary to ensure my family will be well taken care of while I am in another country. I am the only military employee who works for the company and he is always looking for more prior military members because of the honor in which we bring.”

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.

Picture: ESGR Volunteer John Grace and LJP Construction Services President Don Neff 


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