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Service Members - Nominate Your Supportive Supervisor for the Patriot Award

Recognize your supervisor for supporting National Guard and Reserve members by nominating him or her for a Patriot Award!  Your supervisor will receive a beautiful Department of Defense Certificate of Appreciation and lapel pin.  All members of the National Guard and Reserve are eligible to nominate their employer ! A maximum of 4 Patriot Award recipients may be nominated by a service Member each year. Simply complete and submit a nomination for each!

Please note:

- Patriot Awards are awarded to individual supervisors, not an entire staff or the employing organization as a whole.    Certificates are printed with your supervisor's name, so please enter information exactly as you would like it printed; only one name per nomination.  

- You may request a Patriot Award be sent to either your home address or to the ESGR State Committee in your supervisor’s state. 

- The average turnaround time for the Patriot Award to reach the address provided maybe up to 45 days from the date of submission.  If you have not been contacted or received the Patriot Award 45 days after submitting your nomination, you may use the State Pages link at the top of the ESGR webpage to get an update from the appropriate State Committee.

- Items preceded with an asterisk (*) are required. All fields are case sensitive.

Supervisor information:







(US phone numbers only)

Nominator's (service member) information:




(Include Apt number - PO Box numbers are not allowed)




(US phone numbers only)  


Your National Guard or Reserve unit information:



Your supervisor may be eligible for higher recognition, but only if you take the time to explain. Please write a few sentences below to explain why your supervisor deserves this recognition:

You have 2000 characters
My supervisor(check all that apply):
is highly supportive of my National Guard or Reserve service -- even when I am called on short notice.
outwardly recognizes me as a special asset because I am in the National Guard or Reserve.
continues my salary when I am on active duty.
continues company benefits while I am on active duty.
hires someone to fill in for me when I am on annual training duty without penalizing me.
keeps in touch with my family when I am on active duty for more than 30 days.
should be considered for a higher level award.
Certificate Mailing Instruction:
Please send the award to the ESGR State Committee in the state where my employer/supervisor is located, for formal presentation to my employer/supervisor.
Please send to my home address.
* Presentation Options:

Privacy Act Statement

"Authority: 38 U.S.C. Chapter 43, Employment and Reemployment Rights of Members of the Uniformed Services (USERRA); DoD Directive 1250.1, National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve; DoD Instruction 1205.22, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve; and DoD Instruction 1205.12, NCESGR Instruction 1250.28, Employer Awards.

Purpose: To allow members of the National Guard and Reserve Component personnel and their family members to submit nominations for Employer Awards.

Routine Use(s): To process awards for Civilian Employers nominated by National Guard and Reserve personnel and to collect and report statistical data for annual reports to Congress and appropriate DoD agencies about Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Activities.

Disclosure: Voluntary; however, failure to provide accurate contact information and other solicited information may prevent or delay processing the request."


Please note that the average turnaround time for the Patriot Award to be delivered is 45 days from the date of submission.