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

ESGR Announces Finalists for 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom AwardWASHINGTON –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ 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