DynCorp International’s Brenda Malick, transportation manager, and Betty Jones, senior human resources representative, were honored with Service Member Patriot awards from the Office of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) on January 30, 2013. Both DI team members support the U.S. Army’s Field and Installation Readiness Support Team (FIRST) program at Fort Campbell.
The Patriot Award recognizes supervisors for contributing to national security and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting employee participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve Force. The awards were presented to Malick and Jones by Roger Quilty, Tennessee Committee Member, ESGR.
Service Member Patriot Award
The Service Member Patriot Award is the first in the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) series of awards. It is not an employer-wide award, but rather one that recognizes supervisors nominated by a Guardsman or Reservist employee for their support. The Patriot Award reflects 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 leaves of absence if needed.
ESGR, a Department of Defense agency, 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. ESGR is supported by a network of more than 4,800 volunteers in 54 committees located across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Volunteers, hailing from small business and industry, government, education and prior military service bring a vast wealth of experience to assist in serving employers, service members and their families. Together with Headquarters ESGR staff and a small cadre of support staff for each State Committee, volunteers work to promote and enhance employer support for military service in the Guard and Reserve.
ESGR has served our country for more than 40 years, developing and promoting a culture in which all American employers support and value the military service of their employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.
DynCorp International at Fort Campbell
Through the FIRST Fort Campbell program, DynCorp International has provided a full range of logistics support services at Fort Campbell, Ky. since 2008.
Under DI’s Operations and Maintenance business, services include providing logistics support services, including vehicle maintenance and support, transportation services, supply and troop support, plans and operations.