2013 Freedom Award nominations open

Nominations for the 2013 Freedom Award, which is given to employers for their support of
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Nominations will be accepted through Jan. 21, 2013, the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve said Thursday. Employers may be nominated by Guard and Reserve members, or their family members. ESGR is a Department of Defense agency.

The Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award is the nation’s highest recognition given to civilian employers.

The Tennessee Valley Authority was one of 15 employers nationwide to receive the Freedom Award in 2012 and was a semifinalist for the award in 2011 and 2010.

Nashville marketing firm iostudio also received the award last year. More than 3,000 employers nationwide were nominated for the 2012 award.

“Employers of every size and industry continue to go to extraordinary lengths to demonstrate their unwavering commitment to employees serving in the Guard and Reserve,” James G. Rebholz, national chair ESGR said in a news release. “I urge all Guard and Reserve Service members who have benefited from their employer’s support to nominate that employer for this most prestigious award. A Freedom Award nomination allows service members to acknowledge and thank their employer for the essential role they play in supporting their military career and in our nation’s defense.”

Click here for more info on the Freedom Award and the nomination process.