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SEATTLE – Callista Welbaum, therapeutic courts manager for King County District Court, was presented with a Patriot Award, by Huy Nguyen, Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) employer outreach coordinator, in a virtual presentation, in recognition of extraordinary support of her employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.

Welbaum was nominated by Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Peterman, who works as a therapeutic court specialist for King County District Court.

“Callista Welbaum’s dedication and leadership is unmatched,” said Peterman. “Her knowledge of agency processes and policies made attending monthly battle assemblies, annual training, and military centric schools seamless and stress free.” 

 “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 Nguyen. “By valuing the military service of their Guard and Reserve employees, employers are directly supporting the readiness and retention of our All-Volunteer Force, and our national defense.”

“Her willingness to ensure that the most important elements of my employment such as vacation time, pay, and proper paperwork were taken care of ahead of time was paramount to my success as a Citizen Soldier,” said Peterman. 

ESGR is a Department of Defense program 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 http://www.esgr.mil/WA.

Pictured: Callista Welbaum (pictured), therapeutic courts manager for King County District Court, was presented with a Patriot Award, by Huy Nguyen, Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) employer outreach coordinator, in a virtual presentation, in recognition of extraordinary support of her employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.

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