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April 11, 2012

Mall of America security supervisor receives Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve award from Brigadier General

Mall of America Lieutenant and security supervisor Zach Hamann was presented with the “My Boss is a Patriot” award by Brigadier General Denny Schulstad  on Wednesday, April 11. On behalf of the Minnesota committee for Employer Support of the National Guard and Reserve, Lt. Hamann was recognized for this prestigious award for demonstrating extraordinary support of an employee who serves in the National Guard and Reserve.

“Mall of America is committed to fully supporting our employees who serve in the Reserves,” said Doug Reynolds, Director of Security, Mall of America. “Lieutenant Hamann exemplifies this commitment and couldn’t be more deserving of the Patriot Award.” 

Lt. Hamann was nominated by Army Reserve Specialist Chad Olson who appreciated Hamann’s flexibility and understanding in schedule changes for last-minute National Guard duties. The nomination stated that Lt. Hamann’s “value for military service members resonates in the way that he treats his employees with dignity and respect.”

“I am proud to present Lieutenant Hamann the ESGR Patriot Award,” said Denny Schulstad, Retired U.S. Air Force Brigadier General. “He has gone above and beyond what the law requires by making it easier for his employees to serve in the Army Reserve.”

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense organization established to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve component members and their civilian employers. They strive to develop and promote employer support for 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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