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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. Supervisors Jake Byers and Joshua Wiley recently received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award presented by ESGR Volunteer Gerald “Pete” Knapp for the extraordinary support they have provided to their employee Victoria Childs a member of the West Virginia National Guard.

“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 presenter ESGR Area Chair Pete Knapp.  “Supportive supervisors are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units.”

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

Pictured: 1st Picture:  Pete Knapp, Joshua Wiley and Victoria Childs.  2nd Picture:  Pete Knapp, Jake Byers and Victoria Childs.  

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