ESGR Announces Finalists for 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award 

4/17/2014 

 

 

Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award 

30 Employers Recognized for Exemplary National Guard and Reserve Support

 

WASHINGTON –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, has selected 30 employers as finalists for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The award is the DoD’s highest recognition given to employers for exceptional support of National Guard and Reserve employees. These 30 employers listed below were selected from 2,864 nominations submitted by military members. 

“These 30 employers have gone above and beyond to provide our military men and women as well as their families the absolute best support possible,” said ESGR Executive Director Ronald G. Young. “An employer's support is just as critical as a military member’s family support and we are proud to have a way to recognize these outstanding employers through this program.” 

Senior DoD officials, business leaders and prior awardees will now select up to 15 Freedom Award recipients to be honored at the 19th annual Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award ceremony here in September.  

 

Finalist

Location

Reserve Component

Arizona Public Service

Phoenix, AZ

Army Reserve

Arvest Central Mortgage Company

Little Rock, AR

Air National Guard

AT&T

Dallas, TX

Coast Guard Reserve

Baker Hughes Inc.

Hobbs, NM

Army National Guard

Capital One

McLean, VA

Army National Guard

Cardinal Health

Dublin, OH

Navy Reserve

Centerline Mechanical

Cave Creek, AZ

Air National Guard

CH2M-WG Idaho

Idaho Falls, ID

Navy Reserve

Charles Crafts, Attorney at Law

Boise, ID

Navy Reserve

City of Shawnee, KS

Shawnee, KS

Army Reserve

Delaware Motor Sales

Wilmington, DE

Army National Guard

DEMACO

West Melbourne, FL

Marine Corps Reserve

General Mills, Inc.

Golden Valley, MN

Army National Guard

IntelliCorp, Inc.

Santa Clara, CA

Army Reserve

J.G. Management Systems, Inc.

Grand Junction, CO

Air Force Reserve

Judiciary of Guam

Hagatna, Guam

Navy Reserve

LA Fire Department

Los Angeles, CA

Navy Reserve

Miramar Police Department

Miramar, FL

Army Reserve

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Concord, NH

Army National Guard

North East Multi-Regional Training

North Aurora, IL

Army Reserve

PNC Bank

Pittsburgh, PA

Army National Guard

PPD Inc.

Morrisville, NC

Army Reserve

Shelby County Public Schools

Shelbyville, KY

Air National Guard

Shofner Vision Center

Nashville, TN

Air Force Reserve

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Memphis, TN

Army Reserve

Triumph Pharmaceuticals

St. Louis, MO

Army National Guard

UNC Health Care

Chapel Hill, NC

Navy Reserve

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Denver Regional Office

Lakewood, CO

Air National Guard

Washoe County School District

Reno, NV

Air National Guard

Zions Bank

Salt Lake City, UT

Army National Guard

 

 

 

 For media inquiries, contact Beth Sherman, ESGR Chief of Public Affairs at beth.e.sherman.civ@mail.mil or 571-372-0705.