WASHINGTON – The 2023 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award nomination season opens October 1, meaning Guard and Reserve Service members across the nation can submit their exceptional employers for national recognition beginning October 1 until December 31.
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THREE FORKS, Mont. – Pam Nichols, Clinic Manager for the Montana VA Health Care System Bozeman and Anaconda Community Based Outpatient Clinics, was awarded a Department of Defense Patriot Award in recognition of her extraordinary support of her employee, Master Sgt. Jessie Trimbach, serving in the Montana Air National Guard 120th Airlift Wing Medical Group.
PONTIAC, Mich. - Congratulations to Carlina Lachel, Supervisor at the U.S. Post Office in Pontiac for receiving the ESGR Patriot Award. Lachel says that she appreciates the award and is looking forward to her employee returning from deployment.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Congratulations to Amina Kahn, Bank Manager at KeyBank in Ann Arbor for receiving the ESGR Patriot Award.
MARQUETTE, Mich. - Congratulations to Conservation Officer Sgt. Mark Leadman, Michigan Department of Natural Resources in Marquette for receiving the ESGR Patriot Award. Sgt. Leadman was nominated by Chief Petty Officer Jeremy Sergey of the St. Ignace U.S. Coast Guard Reserve.
DETROIT – Congratulations to Supervisor Tracy Gilliam at Rocket Mortgage in Detroit for receiving the ESGR Patriot Award. Gilliam was nominated by Sgt. Darius Harvey, a mortgage specialist who said that "my supervisor and the company in general is very supportive of my military duties and requirements."
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – In this our 50th year, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve proudly announces the 2021 Volunteers of the Year (VOTY). Volunteers who serve in following functional and operational areas were nominated by their respective State Committee for the prestigious honor of being named Volunteer of the Year: Military Outreach, Employer Outreach, Public Affairs, Training, Ombudsman, and Operations.