“The Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees," said Lee J. Metcalf, Rear Admiral, USN (retired) and the ESGR state chair.

Missouri Employer Support of the Guard and reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DOD) office, announced that Kathryne Moore of Pathways Community Health, was honored on Nov. 7 with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of their employees serving in the Guard and Reserve. 

“The Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, has answered their nation’s call to serve,” said Lee J. Metcalf, Rear Admiral, USN (retired) and the ESGR state chair. Moore was nominated for being highly supportive of the National Guard and Reserve service by the Reserve Component employee, Tanner Glodt. Supportive supervisors are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units. 

Capt. Tanner Glodt is with an Army Reserve unit located in Springfield, Missouri and says; “Ms Moore has played a major role in the readiness and overall effectiveness of the United States service members and their families." Pathways Community Health, is located in Camdenton.

ESGR, a DOD office, seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. ESGR facilitates and promotes a cooperative culture of employer support for National Guard and Reserve service by developing and advocating mutually beneficial initiatives, recognizing outstanding employer support, increasing awareness of applicable laws and policies, resolving potential conflicts between employers and their service members, and acting as the employers’ principal advocate within DOD. Paramount to ESGR's mission is encouraging employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce.  Attached is a picture of the presentation.

For more information about ESGR outreach programs or volunteer opportunities, call 1-800-336-4590 or visit www.ESGR.mil.