Bob Schure presents a Patriot Award to Abbott EMS Human Resources Generalist Jennifer Buckner on behalf of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office that works to promote cooperation between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers.
ST. LOUIS — Abbott EMS and Human Resources Generalist Jennifer Buckner were presented the Patriot Award given by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.
They were nominated by Spc. Nick Marty, an emergency medical technician with Abbott who was deployed with his National Guard unit to Afghanistan in March for a year. In his nomination, Marty described Abbott as “highly supportive of me while preparing for and during my deployment … they guided me every step of the way and have kept me updated with the goings on at work with newsletters every payday.”
“This is not the first time Abbott EMS has received the Patriot Award,” Abbott EMS General Manager Mark Corley said. “We consider it a great honor to be recognized but a greater honor still to be able to assist our deployed co-workers and welcome them back once their service is complete.
“Jennifer Buckner takes a personal as well as professional interest in her deployed co-workers and I am pleased that her work on their behalf has been recognized,” Corley said.
Buckner accepted the Patriot Award on Monday, Oct. 20. Presenting the award was Bob Schure on behalf of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office that works to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers.