Greencastle Receives Patriot Awards from ESGR for their Support of the Reserve and Guard
On June 14th, 2016, founding Partner of Greencastle Consulting Celwyn Evans and Partner Joe Crandall received the Patriot Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). This is Mr. Evans second Patriot award and the first for Mr. Crandall.
Greencastle Consulting, a firm focused on the implementation of critical client initiatives, received the awards in recognition of their long standing support of employees that continue to serve their country through the Army Reserve and National Guard. The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made by employers 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.
The award was presented by Major General Wesley Craig (RET), former Adjutant General of the Pennsylvania National Guard and Albert Newman, Chairman of the Eastern Pennsylvania ESGR, which is an agency of the Department of Defense.
[blockquote]“The Patriot Award is only presented to employers who not only hire Guard and Reserve members, but demonstrate superior support to the military employee and his/her family,” Newman said. “The National Guard and Reserve Forces are the cornerstone of our national defense. Greencastle has provided outstanding support and cooperation and has exhibited a patriotic spirit which is reflected in the significance of being a recipient of the Patriot Award.”[/blockquote]
Mr. Evans and Mr. Crandall were nominated by Major Troy Beane of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and Captain Will Woldenberg of the Army Reserves. MAJ Beane and CPT Woldenberg have been employees at Greencastle since 2010 and 2011 respectively. This is Greencastle\’s fifth award from ESGR since the company was founded in 1997.
About ESGR: Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense agency established in 1972. The mission of ESGR is to gain and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service by recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of the law, and resolving conflicts through informal mediation. ESGR volunteers provide free education, consultation, and if necessary mediation for employers of Guard and Reserve employees.