NEW CUMBERLAND, Pennsylvania –
On December 16, Paul Finn, Eastern Distribution Center operations manager at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Susquehanna, Pa., was presented the Patriotic Employer award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, South Central Pennsylvania.
James Astor the chair for ESGR, presented Flynn the award as a result of a recommendation submitted by Susquehanna employee Shawn Thomas. Thomas wanted Finn recognized for his continued support over the past years to him and his fellow National Guard and Reserve members. “If it were not for Mr. Finn, I would not have been able to continue my military career as a National Guardsman with Pennsylvania's 28th Division,” said Thomas. “Mr. Finn's support to me and my fellow members is one to be emulated by all employers.”
The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense organization that develops and promotes supportive work environments for service members in the National Guard and Reserve components through outreach, recognition, and education opportunities that increase awareness of applicable laws and resolve employer conflicts between the service members and their employers. They provide briefings with local employers to describe their responsibilities when they employ members of the Guard and Reserve. They also conduct post deployment briefings to units that are returning and help service members rejoin the workforce.