Fargo, N.D. - The North Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) proudly announces that Gate City Bank, headquartered in Fargo, N.D., is one of only 15 recipients selected for the 2022 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.
The nominations for the award include small and large, private and public sector employers submitted by a National Guard or Reserve Component service member employed in their organization. ESGR received 2,777 nominations for this prestigious award for employers throughout the United States.
Gate City Bank was nominated for this award by Sgt. Bleau Hoge, a member of the North Dakota Army National Guard. Hoge is employed with a branch in Bismarck.
“I am grateful to my employer for their unyielding support to me and other service members who must take time from our civilian jobs to train in our military skills,” said Hoge. “Our organization cares deeply about all its service members, continuously working to set the standard of how employers should treat our military service members.”
The award will be formally presented in Fargo to Gate City Bank next month.
ESGR, a Department of Defense office, 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.
For more information:
· · Freedom Award, visit www.FreedomAward.mil.
· ESGR outreach programs or volunteer opportunities, call (800) 336-4590 or visit www.ESGR.mil.