COLUMBUS, Ga. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) was presented with the Patriot Award from the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The award recognizes employers for their support of National Guard and Reserve members. During the award presentation ceremony, Congressman Bishop received a Department of Defense Certificate of Appreciation and a Patriot lapel pin.
"I am honored to receive this award. I am inspired by the patriotism of our Guard, Reserve and Active Duty forces and that inspiration motivates me in my duties as a Member of Congress to maintain our commitment to those who protect our nation’s freedoms," said Congressman Bishop. “Therefore, I will continue to push for the passage of sound and effective public-policy initiatives that will improve the quality of life of our Guard, Reserve, Active Duty service members, veterans and their families.”
ESGR is a Department of Defense organization and is a staff group within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs. It was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve component members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment.