Ken Demarest, Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR) Direct Special Projects, John Pugh (State Chairman Louisiana Committee ESGR) and Larry L. Jones (Vice State Chairman, Louisiana Committee ESGR) presented the EXTRAORDINARY SUPPORT AWARD to the Southeast Veterans Healthcare System, Veterans Medical Center. The award was accepted by Director of the Medical Center, Fernando Rivera on July 28, 2017.
The award is the second highest award that DOD presents to an employer next to the top Freedom Award. Only 15 of these awards are given annually. The highest that Louisiana has ever presented. It is for the entire Veterans Healthcare System not just New Orleans.