GTA presented with ESGR Freedom Award

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A presentation was held Tuesday at the GTA Experience Center in Tamuning. The award is the highest recognition given by the United States Government to employers for their outstanding support for employees serving in the Guard and Reserve. (GTA photo)

The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, or ESGR, presented GTA with the Employer Support Freedom Award.

A presentation was held Tuesday at the GTA Experience Center in Tamuning. The award is
the highest recognition given by the United States Government to employers for their
outstanding support for employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.

In late August, GTA was among 38 other local companies and organizations recognized by ESGR during National Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve Week. Service members
Avery Tyquiengco, Jerome Joseph Solivar, and Holden Barcinas nominated the local
telecom company.

Stacy Elarmo, Vice President of People Operations at GTA, says, “Our military service
members have made incredible sacrifices to serve and protect our country. Our National
Guard and Reserve members are ready to serve at home or abroad at any moment’s
notice. GTA’s commitment is to support these employees and their family members
throughout their deployment cycle. I especially want to recognize our HR superstar,
Jennifer Taitano, who is the heart of this program. She goes above and beyond to
ensure we stay dedicated to supporting our service members.”

The ESGR also presented the Patriot Award to a GTA employee who provided
outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to a fellow employee who has answered
their nation’s call to serve.

Joshua M. Leon Guerrero, Corporate Trainer, was nominated and presented with the Patriot Award, recognizing his work in providing extraordinary support of employee Jeremy R. Cepeda of the Guam Army National Guard.

About GTA

GTA provides complete communications services in Guam. These include local and
long-distance telephone service, 3G and LTE mobility service, High-Speed Internet
Access, Dedicated Ethernet, Carrier-Class High Capacity Services over SONET and
SDH networks, and advanced television, or IPTV.

GTA operates a data center on Guam, offering a secure, managed environment for
customers who need an alternative site for business data storage. The company also
runs Guam’s first locally owned Cable Landing Station completed in 2017 and recently
completed the Gateway Network Connection in Piti.

Based in Tamuning, Guam, GTA is a U.S. and locally owned company and locally
managed. The company’s website is www.gta.net.

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