Patriot Award

Ludeca employee receives ESGR honor

Pedro Casanova, an alignment division manager for Ludeca, Inc., received the Employee Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)’s Patriot Award last week. The Patriot Award is given to exceptional supervisors of US Guard and Reserve members. These supervisors have demonstrated their support of the member’s military obligations.


Casanova, pictured above (left), was presented the award by Mr. Tom Green, Vice-Chairman from the Miami-Dade Florida ESGR:

Pedro has demonstrated flexibility and support for us on numerous occasions without question. Nominating him for this award was a way of showing my appreciation for his acceptance and understanding of my Air Force commitments.” —Oliver Gibbs, US Air Force Technical Sergeant

More details on the award:

The first in ESGR’s series of awards is the Patriot Award. An employee serving in the National Guard or Reserve, or the spouse of a Guard or Reserve member, may nominate individual supervisors and bosses for support provided directly to the nominating service member and his or her family. The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wide range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families, and granting leaves of absence if needed.

Patriot Awards are awarded to individual supervisors, not to an entire staff or organization as a whole. One party can nominate as many supervisors as desired, and each will receive a Patriot Award certificate (framed or unframed) and accompanying lapel pin if awarded. Requests can be submitted for a Patriot Award to be sent to either a home address or to the ESGR State Committee in the awarded supervisor’s state, which can help you arrange the presentation of the award to said supervisor.

While some Reservists and Guardsmen may have an opportunity to nominate their supervisor at an ESGR briefing, the best way to nominate is online. The average turnaround time for the Patriot Award to reach the address provided is 45 days from the date of submission.


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