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The Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award
08.25.2017     09:47:00 AM
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The Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their support of their employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve. Nominations must come from a Guard or Reserve member who is employed by the organization they are nominating, or from a family member. The award was created to publicly recognize employers who provide exceptional support to their Guard and Reserve employees. It is the highest in a series of employer recognition awards given by the Department of Defense. Almost one-half of the U.S. military is comprised of the Guard and Reserve. The Department of Defense shares these citizen warriors with their civilian employers, many of whom provide significant support to their employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve. This award recognizes employers who provide the most outstanding support for their Guard and Reserve employees and is presented annually by the Secretary of Defense.


MASTER OF CEREMONIES
JONATHAN ELIAS
News Anchor, ABC7/WJLA-TV

SPECIAL GUEST
MARIE OSMOND
Entertainer

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
THE HONORABLE PATRICK SHANAHAN
Deputy Secretary of Defense

Musical Performance by 4TROOPS

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