The Glenwood Resource Center was on the receiving end of an award last week from the Department of Defense.
GRC Interim Superintendent Kelly Brodie accepted the Patriot Award from representatives of the Iowa Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).
“The Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals who provide patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation’s call to serve,” said ESGR Area 2 Chairman Francis Clark. “The Glenwood Resource Center was nominated for being highly supportive of the Iowa National Guard by reserve component employee Sgt. Michael T. Brammer. Supportive supervisors are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s National Guard and Reserve units.”
Frank Overhue, a Glenwood volunteer representative for the ESGR, noted that seven Glenwood Resource Center employees have been called up to serve on active duty in Iraq, Afghanistan and other locations for extended periods of time. In all instances, Overhue said, the GRC administration has been cooperative and supportive of their employees’ military service.
According to the ESGR, an estimated 1.3 million members of the National Guard and Reserve units are currently serving on active duty.
In addition to Sgt. Brammer, GRC employees Trevor Mayberry, Nic Carnes, Rick Stegall, Trevor Endicott, Josh Blazek and Eric Wray have also been called to active duty.