Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve – Patriot Awards

Patriot Awards

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a Department of Defense program that develops and promotes supportive work environments for service members in the National Guard and Reserve. ESGR was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee’s military commitment.


Staff Sergeant Jeremy Jasmer, Minnesota Army National Guard service member and Mechanical Designer at Douglas, has a demanding and often-changing schedule with the National Guard and has attended multiple one month training exercises during his four year employment at Douglas. “Douglas leadership helps by planning projects around my schedule.” Jasmer stated. “Upon returning from every training, they welcome me back and support me in my transition back to Douglas.”


Service members are able to nominate supervisors for a Patriot Award recognizing their support contributing to employee participation in the National Guard and Reserve. Staff Sergeant Jasmer nominated and then presented Ron Moore, Director of Corrugate, Paperboard & Top Load Products and Derek Bolland, Engineering Manager, with Patriot Awards. Douglas is honored to congratulate Ron Moore and Derek Bolland, and sincerely thanks Staff Sargent Jasmer for his service.

Derek Bolland, Staff Sergeant Jeremy Jasmer & Ron Moore