Vermont Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Recognizes Supportive Employers for 2020

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To our Vermont employers who provide exceptional support to their citizen-service members:

Through your support, your dual-career employees have no reason to fear loss of their jobs while serving in uniform. Your support is so important to our citizen soldiers, airmen, sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen. By valuing their military service, you are important partners in our Nation’s defense!

We regret during these COVID times that we cannot hold our annual employer awards event as we normally would. Since we can’t be together to recognize your incredible support, we wanted to reach out to you here, and to all Vermont employers, so that those of you who would have attended our annual banquet can be recognized in a public forum.

 

2019-2020 Recipients of the ESGR Patriot Award

These individuals provided noteworthy support to their citizen warriors and are recipients of the ESGR Patriot Award:

Recipient Name

Company Name

City

*Nominator Rank and Name

*Nominator Component

Brian Thayer

Asten Johnson

Williston

SPC. Orion Robins

ARNG

Chris Allard

Asten Johnson

Williston

SPC Orion Robins

ARNG

Rick Bokan

Bokan Ford

St Albans

SPC Shawn Rainville

ARNG

LT Jon Young

Burlington Police Department

Burlington

MAJ Jessica Norris

ARNG

Anna Pirie

Caledonia SIU, Inc

St. Johnsbury

CSM Christopher St. Cyr

ARNG

Emily Carrier

Caledonia SIU, Inc

St. Johnsbury

CSM Christopher St. Cyr

ARNG

Mark Manley

Collins Aerospace

Vergennes

CPT Benjamin Wagner

USMCR

Desiree Cerretani

Collins Aerospace

Vergennes

CPT Benjamin Wagner

USMCR

Crystal Gaudet

Community National Bank, N/A

Northfield

2LT James Kelley

ARNG

Scott Eastman

Eastman Electric, LLC

Pike, NH

SSG Travis Batten

ARNG

Mike Gonyaw

Hannaford

So. Burlington

SSgt Edwin Tobin

ANG

Michele Karode

Heartworks

Williston

SSG Yolande Allen

ARNG

Heather Haskins

J&H Hardware

Bellows Falls

SPC Emiliano Ramos

ARNG

Amy Paquette

Lakeshore Hair

Colchester

Military Spouse

ARNG

Michael Dunbar

Middlebury Fence Co

New Haven

SPC Stuart Renwick

ARNG

Liam O'Farrell

Mountain Air Systems, Inc

Williston

SPC Jacob Miller

ARNG

Wes Van Velsor

Ray-Tech Infrared, Inc

Charlestown, NH

CPL Kale Raymond

ARNG

Paul Dame

Shepherd Financial

So. Burlington

SPC Emily Colvin

ARNG

Ann Adsem

UVMMC

Burlington

SSgt Ashley Antoniak

ANG

Kevin Moore

VT Legislative Council

Montpelier

SSG Shawn Allen

ARNG

Dawn Burke

VT Service Center - USCIS

St Albans

SSG William Cahill

ARNG

Laura Zuchowski

VT Service Center - USCIS

St Albans

SSG William Cahill

ARNG

 

Military Ranks: SPC – Specialist; MAJ – Major; CSM – Command Sergeant Major; CPT – Captain;2LT – 2nd Lieutenant; SSG – Staff Sergeant (Army); SSgt – Staff Sergeant (Air); CPL - Corporal; ARNG – Army National Guard;  ANG – Air National Guard USMCR – United States Marine Corps Reserve

 

2019-2020 Recipients of the ESGR Above and Beyond Award

The following companies or individuals are recognized as going Above and Beyond the basic requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) to support their National Guard and Reserve employees:

Asten Johnson, Williston, VT

LT Jon Young, Burlington Police Department, Burlington, VT

Anna Pirie, Caledonia SIU, Inc., St. Johnsbury, VT

Scott Eastman, Eastman Electric, LLC, Pike, NH

Michael Dunbar, Middlebury Fence Company, New Haven, VT

Dawn Burke, VT Service Center, USCIS, St. Albans, VT 

 

2019-2020 Recipients of the ESGR Seven Seals Award

These individuals or organizations are recognized for their extraordinary support to their Guard or Reserve members and the ESGR mission:

Mrs. Susan Slay, Office of the Adjutant General, Colchester, VT

Vermont Legislative Council, Montpelier, VT

Vermont Service Center, USCIS, St. Albans, VT

 

2019-2020 Recipients of the ESGR Pro Patria Award

VT ESGR presents the ESGR Pro Patria Award to the top Vermont employer in 3 categories; Large organization, private sector; small organization, private sector; and public sector organization.

These companies were also nominated for the Secretary of Defense Freedom Award, the most prestigious award a civilian employer can receive

 

Revision Military, LTD.

University of Vermont Medical Center***

US Citizen and Immigration Service – St. Albans Service Center

 

***This is the third year the UVM Medical Center has been recognized as a semi-finalist.

 

We invite all Vermont Employers to request and sign an Employer Statement of Support, reflecting your patriotism and your support to our Guard and Reserve members, other veterans, and military spouses. Request your own Statement of Support by contacting: linda.fowler10.ctr@mail.mil or 802-338-4187.

Finally, we are always seeking new volunteers. Please contact Ms. Fowler for more information.

With upcoming deployments for both VT Air National Guard and VT Army National Guard units, we wish to remind impacted Vermont employers that Vermont Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve remains available to serve you as a free resource to answer your questions.

Contact us at 802-338-4187 or at linda.fowler10.ctr@mail.mil