Tips for Employers of Guard and Reserve Members

Each employer has a role in maintaining a strong national defense. Today, the National Guard and Reserve are an integral part of our defense forces.    More than half of the men and women serving in our armed forces are members of the National Guard and Reserve. Their performance must meet the same standards as their active duty counterparts. However, since they do not serve full-time, the cost to the government is far less.

As an employer, you are vital to enabling your employees who are members of the National Guard and Reserve to serve their country. Moreover, your active support and encouragement are key to their success. Here are some suggestions on how to help them helps us all:

Learn more about the role of the National Guard and Reserve. Attend open houses and public functions at local military units. Talk about the National Guard and Reserve with military and civilian leaders in your community. Ask your employees what they do and how they fit into the "big picture" of national defense.

By taking a more active role in supporting the members of the National Guard and Reserve that work for you, you'll improve the quality of life for all your employees, you'll directly enhance the success of your organization, and you'll provide an invaluable service to the nation.

Source:  National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)