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 www.esgr.mil/GU.