AUBURN, Wash. – Robert Miller, postmaster for the United States Postal Service (USPS) Auburn, was presented in a remote ceremony with a Patriot Award by Larry Kirchner, military outreach representative for the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, in recognition of his extraordinary support of an employee who serves in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Miller was nominated by Army Reserve Sgt. Justin Martinez, a letter carrier for the postal service in his civilian career, for Miller’s support of his military service. “The Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation’s call to serve,” said Kirchner. “Supportive supervisors are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units.”
Martinez, expressed his appreciation for the support and accommodation provided by Mr. Miller, citing his support and understanding of his reserve military duties. “Mr. Miller is very accommodating of my military duties when scheduling leave for my weekend assemblies or additional training, making my life much easier and alleviating many of the stressors of coming and going from civilian to military duty”.
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/WA.
Photo caption: Postmaster Robert Miller for the USPS at Auburn, Washington, was presented with a Patriot Award Feb 1, in recognition of his extraordinary support of an employee who serves in the United States Army Reserve. Miller was nominated by Army Reserve Sgt. Justin Martinez, a letter carrier for the postal service in his civilian career, for Miller’s support of his military service.