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Freedom Award finalists named for 2018

By Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve | April 24, 2018

WASHINGTON ­ - Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve has announced the 30 finalists for the 2018 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The finalists represent large and small employers, as well as government organizations.

ESGR received nominations for employers in all 50 states, Guam-CNMI, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia.

The ESGR National Selection Board will select and announce the 15 recipients of the 2018 Secretary of Defense Freedom Award by mid-June.

The Freedom Award began in 1996 by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve to draw attention to support from the employer community.

To date, only 250 employers have received the award.

Here are this year's Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award finalists:


Employer Name

State

Nominator’s Service

Amazon

Wash.

Army Reserve

AME Swiss Machining LLC

Ind.

Air National Guard

ArgenTech Solutions, Inc.

Wash.

Army Reserve

Barclays

N.Y.

Army National Guard

Big Sky Advisors

Mo.

Air National Guard

Central Washington University

Wash.

Army National Guard

Crystal Group Inc.

Iowa

Army National Guard

CUNA Mutual Group

Wis.

Army Reserve

Duke Energy

N.C.

Marine Corps Reserve

Dunlap Police Department

Tenn.

Army National Guard

Ecolab, Inc.

Minn.

Army National Guard

Ellsworth Correctional Facility.

Kan.

Army Reserve

FMI Corporation

N.C.

Air Force Reserve

Greencastle Associates Consulting Company

Pa.

Army National Guard

LG&E and KU Energy

Ky.

Army National Guard

Michigan Department of Corrections

Mich.

Army Reserve

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Minn.

Army National Guard

National Grid

R.I.

Army National Guard

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections

Ohio

Army National Guard

Prudential Financial Inc.

N.J.

Air National Guard

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Calif.

Navy Reserve

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Pa.

Army Reserve

South Charleston Police Department

W.V.

Army Reserve

State of Nevada

Nev.

Air National Guard

Stokes County Schools

N.C.

Army Reserve

Texas Department of Insurance

Texas

Army Reserve

Werner Enterprises, Inc.

Neb.

Air National Guard

West Valley City

Utah

Air Force Reserve

Wicomico County Sheriff's Office

Md.

Army National Guard

Worcester Police Department

Mass.

Army National Guard