Department of Defense Names Semifinalists for 2020 Top Employer Award

WASHINGTON ­– Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) program, has identified 143 employers as semifinalists for the 2020 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, commonly referred to as the Freedom Award.

 

The Freedom Award is the highest recognition presented by the DoD to employers who provide the most outstanding support for National Guard and Reserve Members. ESGR runs the program on behalf of the Secretary of Defense, and since its inception in 1996, 280 employers have earned this prestigious honor.

 

The semifinalists were selected from 2,623 submissions by service members and they will be narrowed down to 30 finalists. The ESGR National Selection Board, comprised of senior DoD officials and representatives from the Reserve Components, will then select up to 15 employers who will receive the Freedom Award in a ceremony at the Pentagon August 28. The semifinalists represent large and small employers from almost every industry and the public sector across 50 states, Guam-CNMI, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia.  

 

Below is an alphabetical list of the semifinalists. For the latest Freedom Award news, visit www.FreedomAward.mil. To learn more about ESGR, visit www.ESGR.mil.

      Employer

Employer City, State

Nominator Service, State

A.V. Lauttamus Communications & Security

Weirton, West Virginia

Army National Guard, Pennsylvania

Accenture (Texas Medicaid Healthcare Partnership)

New York, New York

Army Reserve, Texas

Acxiom LLC

Conway, Arkansas

Army Reserve, Arkansas

Ada County Paramedics

Boise, Idaho

Air National Guard, Idaho

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

Montgomery, Alabama

Navy Reserve, Alabama

Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute

Anchorage, Alaska

Air Force Reserve, Alaska

AlixPartners LLP

Southfield, Michigan

Navy Reserve, South Carolina

American Water

Camden, New Jersey

Army Reserve, New Jersey

Anchorage Police Department

Anchorage, Alaska

Air National Guard, Alaska

Athene USA

West Des Moines, Iowa

Army National Guard, Iowa

Avian LLC

Lexington Park, Maryland

Navy Reserve, Maryland

Battlefield Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada

Army National Guard, Nevada

Baystate

Holyoke, Massachusetts

Army Reserve, Florida

Booz Allen Hamilton

McLean, Virginia

Navy Reserve, Maryland

Boston Consulting Group

Boston, Massachusetts

Air National Guard, Massachusetts

Butler County Sheriff’s Office

El Dorado, Kansas

Air National Guard, Kansas

CACI

Arlington, Virginia

Army Reserve, Colorado

Carolina Heating Service

Piedmont, South Carolina

Army National Guard, South Carolina

Carvana

Tempe, Arizona

Army National Guard, Arizona

Chesterfield County Police Department

Chesterfield, Virginia

Marine Corps Reserve, Virginia

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center

Omaha, Nebraska

Army Reserve, Nebraska

Christian Church of Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Arkansas

Army National Guard, Arkansas

City of Camden

Camden, Arkansas

Navy Reserve, Arkansas

City of Montbello Police Department

Montbello, California

Army Reserve, California

City of Oklahoma Police Department

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Air Force Reserve, Oklahoma

City of Prescott Fire Department

Prescott, Arizona

Army National Guard, Arizona

City of Salem Police Department

Salem, Oregon

Marine Corps Reserve, Oregon

City of Springfield Fire Department

Springfield, Missouri

Navy Reserve, Missouri

Civic Financial

Boston, Massachusetts

Army National Guard, Massachusetts

ComEd

Chicago, Illinois

Air National Guard, Illinois

CUNA Mutual

Madison, Wisconsin

Army Reserve, North Carolina

Dartmouth Hitchcock

Lebanon, New Hampshire

Air Force Reserve, New Hampshire

Dedicated Systems Inc.

Green Bay, Wisconsin

Army National Guard, Wisconsin

Defense Information Systems Agency

Fort Meade, Maryland

Army Reserve, Pennsylvania

Deloitte

New York, New York

Army Reserve, New York

Department of Commerce

Washington, D.C.

Army Reserve, Virginia

Dialectic Engineering

Kansas City, Missouri

Army National Guard, Missouri

DZSP 21 LLC

Santa Rita, Guam

Air National Guard, Guam

East Baton Rouge Parish Emergency Medical Services

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Army National Guard, Louisiana

Ecolab

St. Paul, Minnesota

Army National Guard, Minnesota

Edina Police Department

Edina, Minnesota

Army National Guard, Minnesota

Emme Sand and Gravel

O’Neill, Nebraska

Army National Guard, Nebraska

Energy Northwest

Richland, Washington

Marine Corps Reserve, Washington

Entergy Corporation

New Orleans, Louisiana

Air National Guard, Mississippi

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Washington, D.C.

Army Reserve, Georgia

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

Washington, D.C.

Air Force Reserve, Tennessee

Frederiksted Health Care

Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands

Army National Guard, U.S. Virgin Islands

Frisco Police Department

Frisco, Texas

Army Reserve, Texas

Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center

Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands

Air National Guard, U.S. Virgin Islands

Guam Customs & Quarantine Agency

Tiyan, Guam

Army National Guard, Guam

Hall Drilling LLC

Ellenboro, West Virginia

Army National Guard, West Virginia

Hardeman County Board of Education

Bolivar, Tennessee

Army National Guard, Tennessee

Hilton Worldwide

McLean, Virginia

Army Reserve, Virginia

Huntington Bank

Columbus, Ohio

Air National Guard, Ohio

Hutson Inc.

Mayfield, Kentucky

Army Reserve, Kentucky

I-Assure

Mandeville, Louisiana

Air National Guard, Louisiana

Infinity Systems Engineering

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Air Force Reserve, Colorado

Kane County Sheriff’s Office

St. Charles, Illinois

Army National Guard, Illinois

Kenney Development Company Inc.

Boston, Massachusetts

Air National Guard, Massachusetts

King County

Seattle, Washington

Air Force Reserve, Washington

Kysor Warren

Columbus, Georgia

Army National Guard, Georgia

Lavazza Professional

West Chester Pennsylvania

Army Reserve, Pennsylvania

League of Minnesota Cities

St. Paul, Minnesota

Army Reserve, Minnesota

Lexmark International

Lexington, Kentucky

Army National Guard, Kentucky

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Marine Corps Reserve, New Mexico

Lovell Government Services LLC

Pensacola, Florida

Navy Reserve, Florida

Magnum Magnetics

Marietta, Ohio

Army Reserve, Ohio

Mako Medical

Raleigh, North Carolina

Army Reserve, North Carolina

ManifestWorks

Hollywood, California

Marine Corps Reserve, California

McNellis & Asato Ltd.

Bloomington, Minnesota

Navy Reserve, Minnesota

Mid Columbia Producers

Moro, Oregon

Army National Guard, Oregon

Mikel Inc.

Middletown, Rhode Island

Army National Guard, Rhode Island

Miller Companies

Hinsdale, Illinois

Army Reserve, Connecticut

Mine Safety and Health Administration

Madison, West Virginia

Army National Guard, West Virginia

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

Pearl, Mississippi

Army National Guard, Mississippi

Monarch Beverage Company

Indianapolis, Indiana

Army National Guard, Indiana

National Grid

Providence, Rhode Island

Army National Guard, Rhode Island

National Information Solutions Cooperative

Mandan, North Dakota

Air National Guard, North Dakota

National Passport Center (Department of State)

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Air National Guard, New Hampshire

Naval Sea Logistics Center

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Army National Guard, Pennsylvania

New Jersey State Police

Ewing, New Jersey

Army National Guard, New Jersey

New Mexico Military Institute

Roswell, New Mexico

Army Reserve, New Mexico

New York City Police Department

New York, New York

Army Reserve, New York

Nike Inc.

Beaverton, Oregon

Army National Guard, Oregon

Norfolk District Attorney’s Office

Canton, Massachusetts

Army Reserve, Massachusetts

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Army National Guard, Tennessee

Ocean Springs Police Department

Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Air Force Reserve, Mississippi

Oconee County Emergency Services

Walhalla, South Carolina

Air Force Reserve, South Carolina

Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, County of Hawaii

Hilo, Hawaii

Air National Guard, Hawaii

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Columbus, Ohio

Army National Guard, Ohio

Operation Stand Down Rhode Island

Johnston, Rhode Island

Army National Guard, Rhode Island

Pawnee City Public School

Pawnee City, Nebraska

Army Reserve, Nebraska

Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Army National Guard, Hawaii

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Middletown, Pennsylvania

Air National Guard, Pennsylvania

PeopleTec Inc.

Huntsville, Alabama

Army Reserve, Alabama

Phillips 66

Houston, Texas

Army Reserve, Oklahoma, and Army National Guard, New Jersey

Pittsfield Township Police Department

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Army Reserve, Michigan

Pocahontas Police Department

Pocahontas, Iowa

Army National Guard, Iowa

Pratt and Whitney Puerto Rico

Isabela, Puerto Rico

Army Reserve, Puerto Rico

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

New York, New York

Army Reserve, Washington, D.C.

QTS Data Centers

Overland Park, Kansas

Air Force Reserve, Kansas

Qualcomm Incorporated

San Diego, California

Navy Reserve, California

Quality Grounds

Ruther Glen, Virginia

Army Reserve, Virginia

QuikTrip Corporation

Tulsa Oklahoma

Navy Reserve, Louisiana

Relyant Global

Tamuning, Guam

Army National Guard, Guam

Revision Military Ltd.

Essex Junction, Vermont

Army National Guard, Vermont

Revival Animal Health

Orange City, Iowa

Army National Guard, Iowa

Roberts & Ryan Investments Inc.

New York, New York

Navy Reserve, New Jersey

Saint Joseph High School

South Bend, Indiana

Navy Reserve, Indiana

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Air Force Reserve, New Mexico

Sanford Health

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Army National Guard, South Dakota

SAS Institute

Cary, North Carolina

Army National Guard, North Carolina

Shell Oil Company

Houston, Texas

Marine Corps Reserve, Texas

Southcentral Foundation

Anchorage, Alaska

Air National Guard, Alaska

Sparta Police Department

Sparta, Wisconsin

Army National Guard, Wisconsin

Office of the State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit, State of Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Navy Reserve, Florida

State of Connecticut

Hartford, Connecticut

Army Reserve, Connecticut

State of Nevada

Carson City, Nevada

Air National Guard, Nevada

Textron Aviation

Wichita, Kansas

Army Reserve, Kansas

The Coca-Cola Company

Atlanta, Georgia

Army Reserve, Georgia

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada

Army National Guard, Nevada

The Flying Locksmiths

Phoenix, Arizona

Air Force Reserve, Arizona

The Independence Fund

Charlotte, North Carolina

Marine Corps Reserve, North Carolina

T-Mobile US Inc.

Bellevue, Washington

Army Reserve, South Carolina

TPC Printing & Packaging

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Army National Guard, Tennessee

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Washington, D.C.

Air National Guard, Indiana

UCHealth Memorial Hospital North

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Air Force Reserve, Colorado

Ultimate Software

Weston, Florida

Army National Guard, Florida

University of Pennsylvania Health System

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Air Force Reserve, Pennsylvania

University of Vermont Medical Center

Burlington, Vermont

Army Reserve, Vermont

Urenco USA

Eunice, New Mexico

Army National Guard, New Mexico

U.S. Coast Guard National Maritime Center

Martinsburg, West Virginia

Coast Guard Reserve, West Virginia

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Vermont – St. Alban’s Field Office

Saint Albans, Vermont

Army National Guard, Vermont

Veterans United Home Loans

Columbia, Missouri

Air National Guard, Missouri

Virgil Gamache Farms

Toppenish, Washington

Army National Guard, Washington

Watkins, Ward & Stafford, PLLC

Houston, Mississippi

Army National Guard, Mississippi

Western Kentucky Police Department

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Army National Guard, Kentucky

Westside 66

Lawrence, Kansas

Air National Guard, Kansas

Williams

Moundsville, West Virginia

Air Force Reserve, West Virginia

Wilson Perumal & Company

Dallas, Texas

Navy Reserve, California

Worcester Police Department

Worcester, Massachusetts

Army National Guard, Massachusetts

Zlimen and McGuiness, Attorneys at Law

St. Paul, Minnesota

Army Reserve, Minnesota