GTA Receives the Prestigious Pro Patria Award for Exemplary Support of Guard and Reserve Employees

Tamuning, Guam, Friday, August 26, 2022 - The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense Program, presented GTA with the ESGR Pro Patria Award in recognition of the extraordinary support of employees who serve in the Guam Guard and Reserve. GTA received the award at the 14th Annual Employer Award Ceremony held at the Hyatt Regency on Thursday, August 18. 


The Pro Patria Award is given to employers who support the Guam National Guard and Reserve employees. Through their leadership, practices, and policies, employers like GTA make it easier for employees to participate in their military duties. Pro Patria in Latin means ‘For the Country’ and symbolizes uncommon patriotism by an employer. This award is the highest-level award that an ESGR State Committee bestows. GTA remains thankful each year for every employee who nominates the company.


Stacy Elarmo, Vice President of People Operations at GTA, says, “We are truly humbled and honored to be recognized by the ESGR. At GTA, we maintain our long-standing support for our military service members and realize the unthinkable sacrifices they make to defend our freedoms. When our nation calls these members to serve and protect, we are there for them and their families. When our service members return home, GTA is committed to providing the support and care to transition them successfully back into our workplace and community. This wouldn't be possible without the our GTA teams and most especially, Jennifer Taitano, who is the heart of this program.”


ESGR develops and promotes supportive work environments for service members through outreach, recognition, and educational opportunities that increase awareness of applicable laws. For more information about the Guam-CNMI ESGR State Committee, contact Ms. Angel Vibar at 671-344-1283 or visit

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L-R: Andrew Gayle, Chief Operating Officer, GTA

Jennifer Taitano- People Operations Generalist, GTA

Stacy Elarmo- Vice President of People Operations

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Andrew Gayle, Chief Operating Officer at GTA, accepts award at ESGR Annual Employer Award Ceremony

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About GTA

GTA provides complete communications services in Guam. These include local and long-distance telephone service, 3G, LTE, and 5G mobility service, High Speed Internet Access, Dedicated Ethernet, Carrier-Class High Capacity Services over SONET and SDH networks, and advanced television, or IPTV. GTA operates a data center on Guam offering a secure, managed environment for customers who need an alternative site for business data storage. The company also runs Guam’s first locally owned cable landing station and data center in Piti.

Based in Tamuning, Guam, GTA is a U.S. and locally owned company and locally managed. The company’s website is

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