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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – David Kesner a supervisor at Frontier Communications of West Virginia was presented with an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot award for the extraordinary support he provides his employee West Virginia Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Justin Bass.  The award was presented virtually via Zoom by volunteers Dr. Rick Ferris and John Finlayson of the West Virginia ESGR Committee. 

Bass said this about Kesner:  “Dave has been incredibly supportive with my National Guard duty. I appreciate his guidance and wisdom as well.  He was a former NCO [non-commissioned officer] himself and it means a lot to me.”  

ESGR is a Department of Defense program that develops and promotes a supportive work environment 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

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