From left to right Mr. Kevin Spalding Area Chair with the North Carolina ESGR, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Stacey Wakefield of the 156th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Mr. Chris Mendlik Wells Fargo Information Security Manager, and Master Sgt. Sara Evans with the 131st Bomb Wing laugh after Mr. Mendlik was surprised by a ceremony to present the ESGR Patriotic Employer Award at the Wells Fargo Charlotte Customer Information Center, NC, June 14, 2019. The Patriotic Employer Award is the first level that an employer can be nominated for, and reflects the efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families, and granting leaves of absence if needed.