The Department of Defense’s Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) presented SevillanoLinks Superintendent, Matt Hoyt, with The Department of Defense’s Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) presented Sevillano
a Patriot Award for his support of an employee’s participation in the Army Reserve.
“We serve our country when we make it easier for our brave men and women to be part of the Army Reserve or National Guard, without fear of losing their jobs,” said Troy Brimhall, Employer Outreach Coordinator for ESGR.
“This award is special because it is only possible through the nomination from someone serving in the National Guard or Army Reserve,” said David Lewis, Employer Support Specialist for ESGR.
Hoyt’s nomination came from Matthew Goodrich, who is currently serving in the Army Reserves in Afghanistan. Before his deployment, Goodrich worked as an equipment technician at the golf course while also participating in Army Reserve trainings in information technology.
“Matt Hoyt is very supportive of my military service and duty. He never gave me any problems or asked any questions regarding my military duty, even though most of the time I could give him very little notice. He would always shake my hand and say thank you for your service. This is why he deserves this award,” said Goodrich in his nomination.
“I was happy to be able to accommodate Goodrich’s Army Reserve trainings to improve his skill set and better serve our country,” said Hoyt. I appreciate his service to the United States, and the sacrifices he has had to make to his family and his career to serve.”
“It’s tough finding a temporary replacement when a good employee is deployed, said Gretchen, Human Resources Director at Rolling Hills Casino and Sevillano Links. “However, we have a military leave policy to reinstate our Reservist employees when they return from service. Goodrich is a very skilled and likeable employee, and we look forward to his safe return.”
His job isn’t the only thing Goodrich has waiting for him when he returns. His newborn baby was born only days before Goodrich’s deployment.