Sandia recognized for its support of Guard and Reserve members

By Sandia National Laboratories

Thursday, May 26, 2016

SUPPORT SYSTEM — The New Mexico office of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve organization recently honored Sandia for its track record in support of guard and reserve members and veterans of the Armed Forces. Pictured here accepting the award are, from left, Chris Schiano, Samantha Flores, Lisa Kaneshiro, Rob Kim, the Hon. Charles Cragin (former assistant secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs), Dustin Gabbert, H.E. Walter II, Raymond Battaglini (New Mexico ESGR state chairman), and Brig. Gen. Juan Griego (assistant adjutant general for the New Mexico Army National Guard).

Sandia was recently recognized as a nominee for the Freedom Award by the New Mexico office of the Employee Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) organization. The award recognizes employers for the exceptional support they provide to members of the Guard and Reserve. Sandia was nominated by several Sandia Guard and Reserve members of the workforce. The Labs has a proactive Military Support Committee that works to support and engage veterans, active military personnel, Guardsmen, and Reservists along with non-military employees who have family members deployed. The committee seeks to engage all levels of the workforce to create and foster a military-friendly community and culture that supports the mission of the Labs. The Freedom Award is the highest award given to companies from the Department of Defense. Sandia has been a semifinalist for the award several times in the past five years but has not yet won the national-level award. For more information, go to: