SANTA FE-The New Mexico Department of Public Safety was one of several public sector nominees for the Secretary of Defense Freedom Awards announced at an ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve) luncheon on April 11, 2013.
The recognition is for outstanding contributions that the employer has made to the Guard and Reserve.
Organizations are nominated by employees who belong to the National Guard or Reserve.
This year’s winner of the public sector award went to the City of Albuquerque, Fire Department. AFD will represent New Mexico as a national finalist for the Freedom Award. The Freedom Award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their support of their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.
The Department of Public Safety was also honored at a dinner the following night for its dedication to the hiring of members of the Guard and Reserve.
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