CAMBRIDGE, Minn. – Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Joseph Willaert nominated his employment supervisor, Barry Wendorf for an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award. The award was given Feb. 6 at an Isanti County Board of Commissioners Public meeting in recognition of Barry’s support of his employee's service to the Minnesota Air National Guard.
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ARLINGTON, Va. – The Department of Defense (DoD) is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for the National Chair of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The National Chair is appointed by the Secretary of Defense as an unpaid statutory volunteer.
WASHINGTON – The 2024 Secretary of Defense Freedom Award nomination season opens soon, meaning Guard and Reserve servicemembers across the nation can submit their exceptional employers for national recognition beginning October 1 until December 31.
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.