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CHADS FORD, Pa. – Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense program, announced that Schnabel Engineering recently received three Patriot Awards in recognition of extraordinary support of employees serving in the Pennsylvania Guard and Reserve.  

Schnabel Engineering’s Sharon Krock, Kortney Brown, and John Harrison were nominated for the Patriot Awards by Maj. Ed Race, of Pennsylvania’s Army National Guard’s Headquarters and Service Company, 55th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade in Scranton.

Race stated that “his three supervisors give him excellent support when he needs time off for military training, schools and when he’s pulled away on short notice.”

Pennsylvania Southeastern Area ESGR Volunteer Jeffery Hill presented the Patriot Awards.  In presenting the awards, Hill commented: “It’s critical and an honor to recognize and pay tribute to those employers that hire and support our Guard and Reserve forces.  It would be difficult for those in the uniformed services to perform their mission without employer support.”  

ESGR, a Department of Defense program, seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. ESGR facilitates and promotes a cooperative culture of employer support for National Guard and Reserve service by developing and advocating mutually beneficial initiatives, recognizing outstanding employer support, increasing awareness of applicable laws and policies, resolving potential conflicts between employers and their service members, and acting as the employers’ principal advocate within DoD. Paramount to ESGR's mission is encouraging employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce.  

For more information about ESGR Outreach Programs, or ESGR volunteer opportunities, please call 1-800-336-4590 or visit

Photo: (L–R) Sharon Krock, Maj. Race, Kortney Brown Patriot of Schnabel Engineering and Southeastern PA ESGR Volunteer Jeffery Hill.  Patriot Award recipient John Harrison was unavailable for the photo. 

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