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Eight New ESGR State Chairs Named: Military Connection

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By Debbie Gregory.

In a September 14th ceremony, the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) announced new state chairs for eight of its state offices.

Leading efforts at the state level, each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia (DC) and three territories have a state chair assigned to promote cooperation and understanding between Reservists and their civilian employers.

We are proud to announce that Military Connection’s friend, General James Combs, was appointed the state chair for California.

The other incoming ESGR state chairs are:Darren Venters, AZ; Mark Lilevjen, CO; David Bockel, GA; Stephen Bogle, IA; Paul Cohen, NE; Stephen Karrick, NV; and Ted Durante, WY.

ESGR National Chair Paul Mock said, “These new leaders are at the tip of the spear. Every one of them is a proven leader, and I look forward to seeing the new heights they reach with their programs.”

Members of the Guard and Reserve and their civilian employers form an alliance essential to the security of our nation. These brave men and women perform critical roles in disaster relief efforts at home and abroad, and continue to serve around the world to ensure our freedom. They could not perform their critical mission without support.

As chairs, these leaders are responsible for organizing and supervising ESGR volunteers. They also liaise with influential people, including governors, general and flag officers, elected officials, and business and community leaders.

For more than 40 years, the ESGR has assisted Reserve Component service members. Supported by a network of more than 4,600 volunteers across all 50 states, DC, Guam-CNMI (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the ESGR staff fosters a culture that values the citizen warriors of the National Guard and Reserve.

The ESGR continues to meet the needs of Reserve Component members, their families and America’s employers by joining forces with a network of other national, state and local government and professional trade organizations.

Together, We All Serve!

 

Military Connection: ESGR Still Accepting Freedom Award Nominations:

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As MilitaryConnection.com reported on our November 17, 2014 blog, the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is accepting nominations for the 2015 Freedom Awards.

The Freedom Awardthe nation’s highest honor given to civilian employers, is awarded to 15 employers in recognition of their efforts in support of their National Guard and Reserves employees. The award is presented by the ESGR, an office of the Department of Defense (DOD). The ESGR determines the employers most deserving of the prestigious award via nominations made by current members of the Guard and Reserves.

Freedom Award recipients are chosen by a national selection board, comprised of senior defense officials and business leaders. Each year, a Freedom Award ceremony is held in Washington, D.C. to present the awards to deserving employers.

Members of the Guard and Reserve make up nearly half of our nation’s military force. These service members are citizen-soldiers who provide essential services to maintain national security and conduct humanitarian efforts at home and abroad. The cooperation of their employers eases the burden of sacrifice on service members, and helps keep our military prepared and our nation protected.

The ESGR is asking for members of the Guard or Reserves, and their family members acting on the service member’s behalf, to submit nominations for employers deserving of the 2015 Freedom Award. Nominations for employers cover all industries, functions and sizes, as long as they are the service member’s current employer.

Nominations will be accepted at www.FreedomAward.mil through January 19, 2015.

MilitaryConnection.com is a “Top 100” employment website, and as such we want to be sure that the wonderful employers who go above and beyond in their efforts to support the members of the Guard and Reserves receive recognition. Military Connection is a long-time supporter of the ESGR and often facilitate Signings of Support for Employers.

Military Connection proudly serves those who serve in the ArmyNavyAir ForceMarinesCoast Guard,Guard and ReserveVeterans and their Families. We are the go to site for Veteran Employment and information on Veteran education. Militaryconnection.com provides Veterans with and Directory of Employers, a Job Boardinformation on the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and a blog that offers Veterans boundless information. Be sure to visit Militaryconnection.com, the go to site.

Military Connection: ESGR Still Accepting Freedom Award Nominations: By Debbie Gregory

Military Connection: Nominations for Freedom Awards: By Debbie Gregory

Freedom AwardNational Guard and Reserve members- does your employer go above and beyond to assist you with your service obligations? If so, then perhaps you should nominate your employer for a 2015 Freedom Award.

The Freedom award is presented by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an office of the Department of Defense (DOD). The award is the nation’s highest honor given to civilian employers for their efforts in support of their National Guard and Reserves employees. The ESGR determines which employers are deserving of the prestigious award through nominations made by current members of the Guard and Reserves.

Members of the Guard and Reserve make up nearly half of our nation’s military force. These citizen-soldiers provide essential services to maintain national security and conduct humanitarian efforts at home and abroad. The cooperation of their employers eases the burden of sacrifice on service members, and helps keep our military prepared and our nation protected.

In 1996, then-Secretary of Defense William Perry presented the first Freedom Awards to Schneider National, McDonnell Douglas, National Life of Vermont, Tektronix, and United Parcel Service (UPS) Central Florida District. Since then, up to fifteen Freedom Awards are presented each year. A total of 205 employers have received the award.

The ESGR is asking for members of the Guard, Reserves, or family members acting on their behalf, to submit nominations for employers at www.FreedomAward.mil by Jan. 19, 2015. Nominations for employers from companies of all industries, functions and sizes will be accepted, so long as they are the service member’s current employer. Each year, a Freedom Award ceremony is held in Washington, D.C. to present the awards to deserving employers.

MilitaryConnection.com is a “Top 100” employment website, and as such, we want to be sure that the wonderful employers who go above and beyond in their efforts to support the members of the Guard and Reserves receive recognition. Military Connection is a long-time supporter of the ESGR and often facilitate signings of support for employers.

Military Connection proudly serves those who serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Guard and Reserve, Veterans and their Families. We are the go to site for Veteran Employment and information on Veteran education. Militaryconnection.com provides Veterans with and Directory of Employers, a Job Board, information on the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and a blog that offers Veterans boundless information. Be sure to visit Militaryconnection.com, the go to site.

Military Connection: Nominations for Freedom Awards: By Debbie Gregory