WASHINGTON – In this our 50th year, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) proudly announces the 30 finalists for the 2022 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The finalists include small and large private and public sector employers nominated by a National Guard or Reserve Component employee employed in their organization. ESGR received 2,777 nominations for this prestigious award for employers throughout the 50 states, Guam-CNMI, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and District of Columbia.
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TACOMA, Wash. – Ryan Babbit, owner of Babbit Construction, and Patrick Armitage, supervisor at Babbit Construction were presented with a Patriot Award recently by Ohad Lowy, south sound area co-chair for the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, in recognition of their support of their employees who serve in the Reserve Components. Babbit and Armitage were nominated by Army Reserve Pfc. James Rasmussen.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced that Brian Leslie, president of Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) received the ESGR Seven Seals Award. This award is in recognition of the extraordinary support of Company employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.
SEATTLE – Kimberli Dewing, field administrator for Washington State Department of Corrections in Seattle, was presented with a Patriot Award in recognition of her extraordinary support of an employee who serves in the Washington Army National Guard.
TUKWILA, Wash. – Steven D. Weier, owner and principal attorney at WeierLaw in Tukwila, was presented with a Patriot Award by Larry Kirchner, military outreach representative for the Washington Committee Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, in recognition of his extraordinary support of an employee who serves in the Army Reserve.
WEST RICHLAND, Wash. –Mike Haynes, operations manager at Amazon, was presented with a Patriot Award by Judy West, east central chair for the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, in recognition of extraordinary support of his employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.
SANDSTON, Va. – The Virginia Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve announces the launch of their formal search for the next Virginia ESGR State Chair.
FORT HARRISON, Mont. – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced the Army Reserve 652nd Regional Support Group leadership signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve Feb. 9 at Fort Harrison in front of 50 plus employees.