Pictured: AWA Employee and Reservist, Luke Carthew presented the Patriotic award to Pat Purnell on behalf of Mike Finch.
Former employee and Reservist, Mike Finch, nominated his former Supervisor Patrick Purnell (Eelctrical Dept) for the Patriotic award. Patriotic awards are awarded to an individual supervisor for support. Awards reflect 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 leave of absence if needed.
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service Members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee’s military commitment.