The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office received the Employee Support of the Guard Reserve’s Pro Patria Award for the state of Georgia from the United States of America Department of Defense on Friday August 11, 2017.
The Pro Patria Award is presented annually by each ESGR State Committee to one small, one large, and one public sector employer in their state or territory. Recipients have demonstrated the greatest support to Guard and Reserve employees through their leadership and practices, including adopting personnel policies that make it easier for employees to participate in the National Guard and Reserve. This is the highest level award that may be bestowed by an ESGR State Committee.
“Our country and community owes a great deal to the brave men and women that serve our nation,” said Sheriff Neil Warren. “I am proud to know that our reservist and guardsmen feel valued by the sheriff’s office and that we are doing our part to support them and their families.”
Also receiving an award from the National Guard and Reserve was Major Richard Brady of the sheriff’s office. Major Brady received the Patriotic Employer Award for Contributing to National Security and Protecting Liberty and Freedom by Supporting Employee Participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve. Lt. Col. Robert Quigley (Coast Guard AUX) and Deputy Jeffery Dulworth (Army National Guard SGT.) who nominated the sheriff’s office and Major Brady for these awards were on hand to receive the Pro Patria Award on behalf of Sheriff Neil Warren and the sheriff’s office.