Chazen Companies Director Honored by Department of Defense for Patriotic Support

April 14, 2015
Kip Score of Saratoga Safety

New York Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, announced Kip Score, Director of Chazen Companies was honored February 16, 2015 with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee serving in the National Guard.

“The Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation’s call to serve,” said Dennis Lutz, New York ESGR state chair.

Score was nominated for being highly supportive of the National Guard by his Reserve Component employee, 1st Lt. Matthew Williams. Supportive supervisors are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units.”

Score and The Chazen Companies welcomed back Williams after serving with the ARNG 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade, and without hesitation and for contributing to national security and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting employee participation in America’s National Guard.

ESGR, a DoD office, seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. ESGR facilitates and promotes a cooperative culture of employer support for National Guard and Reserve service by developing and advocating mutually beneficial initiatives, recognizing outstanding employer support, increasing awareness of applicable laws and policies, resolving potential conflicts between employers and their service members, and acting as the employers’ principal advocate within DoD. Paramount to ESGR’s mission is encouraging employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce.