FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Police Chief Jimmy Riffle recently received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award presented by ESGR Volunteer Ombudsman Director Jonathan Schafler for the extraordinary support he provides employee Nicholas Minnick a member of the WV National Guard.
“The Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees who have answered their nation’s call to serve,” said presenter ESGR Ombudsman Director Jonathan Schafler. “Supportive supervisors are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units.”
ESGR is a Department of Defense program that develops and promotes supportive work environments for service members in the National Guard and Reserve through outreach, recognition, and educational opportunities that increase awareness of applicable laws. ESGR also provides assistance in resolving conflicts between Service members and their employers.
For more information about ESGR outreach programs or volunteer opportunities, call (800) 336-4590 or visit www.ESGR.mil/WV.
Pictured: Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Riffle and volunteer Jonathan Schafler