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DoD to Honor 15 Employers for Support to Guard and Reserve

June 27, 2019

From the National Guard Association of the United States website

Fifteen employers will be honored at the Pentagon later this summer for their support of members of the National Guard and Reserve.

The Department of Defense announced the recipients of this year’s Employer Support Freedom Award earlier this month. The award is the highest U.S. government honor to employers for their support of employees who serve in the reserve component.

“These dedicated citizen warriors could not accomplish their missions without employers who understand and support their military service,” said then-acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan when the honorees were announced. “We are grateful to these organizations for their role in keeping our nation safe and for setting the standard for all employers of Guard and Reserve members.”

The honorees came from 2,415 nominations received from Guardsmen and Reservists. The award program began in 1996 as part of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve program.

Recipients of the 2019 awards include:

Archer Daniels Midland – Chicago

Barclays – New York

Callison Tighe & Robinson, LLC – Columbia, South Carolina

Chevron – San Ramon, California

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store – Lebanon, Tennessee

Delta Solutions & Strategies, LLC – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Direct Supply, Inc. – Milwaukee

Eversource Energy – Hartford, Connecticut and Boston

Houston Police Department – Houston

– Kauai Auto Repair – Kalaheo, Hawaii

Levi Rodgers Real Estate Group @ RE/MAX Military City – San Antonio

LG&E and KU Energy, LLC – Louisville, Kentucky

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company – Columbus, Ohio

The Steel Network – Durham, North Carolina

West Valley City – West Valley City, Utah


Kauai Auto Repair, LLC was founded in 2002 by Kalaheo, Kauai native Angel Santiago III. Angel got his first experience as an auto mechanic while attending a pre-college credit course in high school and immediately fell in love with the auto repair industry.

Today, he and his staff of ASE-Certified auto mechanics offer the most competent auto repairs in Lihue and all of Kauai and do so with a smile.

Angel’s goal is to see that all his customers leave happy and come back again and again for all their auto repair needs. He values family above all and considers his auto mechanics, all his employees, and his long-time customers as part of his extended family. (from the company website)

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