Mike Halvensleben Recognized with The Patriot Award
COTTAGE GROVE, WI, April 26, 2019 – The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) recently presented the Patriot Award to Mike Halvensleben, Vice President – Landmark Logistics of Landmark Services Cooperative (LSC) on Friday, April 12. The award recognizes supervisors and managers nominated by a National Guardsman or Reservist employee for support provided directly to the nominator.
To recognize employers who support their Guard and Reserve employees, ESGR grants a series of Department of Defense awards. The first in ESGR’s series of awards is the Patriot Award. The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families, and granting leaves of absence if needed.
“Landmark is grateful for all those that serve our country and protect our freedoms. We are very proud of Mike’s and all employees’ dedicated efforts to support our employee servicemen and women. Employees of Landmark ‘Work Proud’,” states Jim Dell, CEO and president of LSC.
Mike was nominated in February 2019 by one of his employees. “I am very thankful for Mike’s support with my military leave. He deserves to be recognized and that’s why I nominated him for this award,” proudly boasts Charlie Lentz, Logistics driver of LSC. Mike was extremely touched to be nominated and honored to receive a framed Patriot Award certificate and accompanying lapel pin.
Recognizing supportive employers is vital to ESGR’s mission. ESGR’s 54 State Committees actively promote awards as a key element in furthering employer support, while strengthening relationships between service members and employers. These Department of Defense awards honor the sacrifices made by so many employers year after year.
“When I make a Patriot Award presentation I’m struck by the willingness of the employers to work with their employees in the area of military deployments and training. The absence of an employee can be pretty disruptive to the usual state of affairs in any enterprise, but the employers seem to accept this and do the best they can to make it as easy as possible for our military,” states Wynne Williams of ESGR.