NORWALK - The Southeast Regional Occupational Program in Norwalk has been nominated to receive the Freedom Award from the U.S. Department of Defense for its support of employees serving in the California National Guard and Reserve.Guard and Reserve members, or family members acting on their behalf, nominated their civilian employers for the Freedom Award during the 12-week nomination season. Guard and Reserve members, who stand ready to serve whenever they are needed, often put their civilian lives on hold when called upon. "Supportive employers provide a tremendous amount of stability and peace of mind to these citizen warriors and their families, enabling them to continue their dedicated service to our country," said James G. Rebholz, national chair of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency. Up to 15 award recipients will be announced this summer and honored in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 20.
********** Published: March 22, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 49