TUCSON, ARIZ.—A Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent was recognized on Friday for his support of the National Guard and the Army Reserve.
The Arizona Committee for Employers Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), in conjunction with the Reserve Officers Association (ROA), hosted a luncheon on Friday afternoon at Davis Monthan Air Force Base. ESGR, a component of the Department of Defense, was established in 1972 to promote a culture where American employers support and value those in the military. One of the coordinators, Bruce Hamilton said, "Hundreds of these awards are given out all over the country every year and it is amazing to see how appreciative employers are of our service men and women." On hand to receive an award was Assistant Patrol Agent in Charge (APAIC) of the Willcox Station, J. Gary Robison.
Mr. Robison was nominated for this award by Army Reserve 1st Lieutenant, Israel Nathaniel Johnson. Lt. Johnson, who works as a seized property specialist at the Willcox Station said on Friday, "My service in the Army Reserve is very important to me and my family. I can serve confidently knowing I have the full support of my Border Patrol supervisors, and I appreciate Mr. Robison's leadership, ensuring my ability to serve freely."
"I am very proud and honored to receive the Patriotic Employer Award given by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. As I receive this award I reflect upon the past decade and the many men and women of the Tucson Sector who have served or are currently serving in the National Guard and Reserves. So many have been called upon to leave their families at home and deploy to Afghanistan and Iraq to serve our nation in extremely dangerous environments. I believe these brave men and women should be recognized for generously giving so much of their personal time from their families to protect our great nation," said Mr. Robison.
The Tucson Sector congratulates APAIC Robison for his dedication and support of Lt. Johnson and all those who serve our country with pride and distinction.
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