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NEWS | Dec. 14, 2016

ESGR Letter

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ARMY RESERVE
2400 ARMY PENTAGON
WASHINGTON DC 20310-2400  

Team:

The 2017 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award nomination season is currently ongoing and runs through 31 December. I strongly encourage you to submit a package for your deserving employer if they provide exceptional support of your military service.  

This award is the highest recognition given by the Department of Defense to an employer for exceptional support of employees serving in the Reserve or National Guard. The award is administered under the auspices of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). ESGR's mission is to gain and maintain employer support for Reserve and National Guard service by advocating relevant initiatives, recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of applicable laws, and resolving conflict between employers and service members.  

When you nominate your employer, be sure to paint a picture of how they support you and your family . The more engaging and thorough the story, the more likely they will be considered for this prestigious award. This is an opportunity for you to recognize them and say thank you. If selected, you and your employer will be presented the award at the Pentagon during a ceremony hosted by the Secretary of Defense.  

To nominate your employer and for more information please visit: www.FreedomAward.mil


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