JC doctor presented Patriot Award
Saturday, August 31, 2013
The Missouri National Guard’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) on Friday presented a Patriot Award to Dr. Tamara Hopkins at her practice on Christy Court.
Hopkins is an oncologist who practices in Jefferson City.
Tina Kliethermes, an employee of Hopkins, nominated the doctor because of her support when Kliethermes’ husband was deployed to Afghanistan. Kliethermes said Hopkins was “highly supportive of my husband’s National Guard service and supportive, accommodating and understanding to my needs as a spouse.”
Other Missouri employers will also be honored for their support of military service. For a complete list, visit www.esgr.mil/Employers/Statement-of-Support.
The ESGR is a Department of Defense agency that seeks to develop and promote a culture in which all American employers support and value the military service of their employees. Paramount to ESGR’s mission is encouraging employment of guardsmen and reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce.
The ESGR develops and promotes employer support of the Guard and Reserve service by advocating relevant initiatives, recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of applicable laws, and resolving conflict between employers and service members.
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