Guam’s Patriotic Employers to Be Honored With DOD Awards TUESDAY


Guam – In an effort to support local businesses that employ members of the National Guard and Reserve, the Guam-CNMI Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) will hold an Employer Awards Recognition Luncheon Tuesday, April 9th.


The Awards ceremony will honor employers for their support of  employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. It will take place at 10:30am, in the Chamorro Ballroom of the Guam Marriott Resort and Spa, Tumon.

This event, themed “We all Serve,” continues to reign true, especially in regards to our employers on Guam.

ESGR is a Department of Defense agency, established in 1972, under the auspices of the Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs. The mission of ESGR is to gain and maintain active support from all public and private employers for the men and women of the National Guard and Reserve by advocating relevant initiatives, recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of the law, and resolving conflicts between employers and service members.

The Department of Defense Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation’s call to serve.  These outstanding employers were nominated for being highly supportive by their Reserve Component employee. Supportive supervisors are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units.”

By law, employers must hold jobs for men and women who serve in the Guard and Reserve when they get called to duty.  This allows service members to focus on the mission so they can safely return back home.

Over 200 of Guam’s outstanding and supportive employers were invited to a recognition luncheon where they will receive their awards and enjoy a great meal.

For more information, contact Major Josephine Blas, ESGR Office and Program Administrator, at 735-0456 (Office) or 483-0324 (Cellular).