Congratulations to Bridgitte Mase and Jon Truan for receiving the Patriot Award!  Both were nominated by Michael Durham for this prestigious award, which recognizes supervisors and bosses nominated by a Guardsman or Reservist employee for support provided directly to the nominator. The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families, and granting leaves of absence if needed.

The citizen warriors serving in today’s Guard and Reserve comprise nearly one-half of the nation’s fighting force and their strong mission-focus, team-orientation, global perspective, and leadership are important values, both on the battlefield and in the workplace.  We are proud to support our men and women serving and defending our Nation.