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LOS ANGELES – Amaya Cristian of Southwestern Law School, received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award recently for the extraordinary support provided to employee Lance Cpl. Juan Garcia, Marine Corps Reserve. The award was presented by California ESGR volunteers Reginald Fields and Stephanie Pofcher.

“The Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees who have answered their nation’s call to serve,” said State Chair Richard “Phil” Stage. “Supportive supervisors are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units.”

“National Guard and Reserve members bring tremendous skills and capabilities to our workforce, and employer support for their military service is critical to maintaining the strength of our Guard and Reserve units,” said Joseph Boscacci, state vice-chair. “By valuing the military service of their Guard and Reserve employees, employers are directly supporting the readiness and retention of our All-Volunteer Force, and our national defense.”

ESGR is a Department of Defense office that develops and promotes supportive work environments for service members in the National Guard and Reserve through outreach, recognition, and educational opportunities that increase awareness of applicable laws. ESGR also provides assistance in resolving conflicts between Service members and their employers.

For more information about ESGR outreach programs or volunteer opportunities, call (800) 336-4590 or visit

Photo: Marine Corps Reserve Lance Cpl. Juan Garcia and his supervisor, Cristian Amaya, for Allied Security at Southwestern Law School

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