WASHINGTON – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) proudly announces the 30 finalists for the 2023 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 1,863 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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ROCHESTER, Minn. – U.S. Navy Reserve Lt. Stacy Parker is presenting the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award to her employment supervisor Karl Bjellum, a nurse manager within Surgical Services at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
ROCHESTER, Minn. – U.S Army Reserve 1st Lt. Jessica Goodew is presenting the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award to her employment supervisor Dr. Matthew Penz DDS March 9 at the Penz Dental Office in recognition of his constant support through her eighteen-month resident U. S. Army training programs and later deployments.
ROCHESTER, Minn. – Navy Reserve Lt. Stacy Parker, an advanced practice registered nurse(APRN), is presenting the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award to her supervisor Eric Sandburg, a cardiac surgery circulating nurse. The award was given on March 9 at the Mayo Clinic St. Mary’s campus.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Richard McCallister, David Story and Shawn Garrido, supervisors with Appalachian Power Company were presented with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award recently, for the extraordinary support provided to their employee, Staff Sgt. Gregory Barker a member of the West Virginia Army National Guard.
MARSHALL, Minn. – Lt. Col. Kelly Wasberg of the Minnesota Army National Guard presented the Employer Support of the Guards and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award to his supervisor Beringia Zen of Avera Regional Medical Center March 1.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. – Minnesota Army National Guard Spc. Slavik Laumeyer presented the Employer Support of the Guards and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award to his Supervisor Hayden Hanson of Force America Feb 28 in Alexandria.
SHIPPENBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an office of the Department of Defense, announced that Schreiber Foods recently received a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.