ESGR Patriot Award

April 10, 2012

Schofield, WI – April 10, 2012 – The Wisconsin Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense, announced today that Bryan Thacker of Per Mar Security, will be honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of one of their employees – who serves in the Wisconsin Army National Guard.

The presentation took place at Per Mar Security Office, Schofield at 1030 on Tuesday April 10th, 2012. Bryan Thacker also signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserves.

According to Dick Vallin, Wisconsin’s ESGR Chairman, “The Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation’s call to serve. Bryan Thacker was nominated for being highly supportive of their Wisconsin Army National Guard employee, SPC Shawn Dillingham of HHB 1-120th Field Artillery Battalion, Wisconsin Rapids. Supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s National Guard and Reserve units.”

As the 1.3 million members of the National Guard and Reserve continue to perform an increasing number of unique missions with America’s borders and beyond, ESGR will continue to be the resource for the employers of citizen warriors. ESGR provides education, consultation, and if necessary mediation for employers of Guard and Reserve employees. For more information about ESGR Employer Outreach Programs and volunteer opportunities please refer to our website at or by, calling John A. Rhyner at 715-571-8788 or Mr. Michael Hallquist below.

Wisconsin Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
Northern Office: 1730 North Lane • Eau Claire • Wisconsin • 54703-0850
Telephone: 715-858-9676 ESGR on the Web: