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Nominate your Employer

There are two ways you can recognize your supervisor or employer for his/her support of your military service:

Patriot Award – This award recognizes supervisors and bosses nominated by a Guardsman or Reservist employee for support provided directly to the nominator. Spouses of Service members are also eligible to nominate their supportive supervisor.

Guard or Reserve Member - Nominate Here!    

                             Spouses - Nominate Here!

If you have questions about our employer recognition programs, please contact your local committee by selecting State Pages or clicking the link at the top of the ESGR webpage. 

Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award – This award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their outstanding support of employees serving in the Guard and Reserve. Each year, Guard and Reserve employees, or a family member acting on their behalf, have the opportunity to nominate their employer for the Employer Support Freedom Award. Nominate your employer during nomination season (October 1-December 31 each year) by logging on to, and completing the form.