Excitement abounds as C2 GPS celebrates an outstanding achievement by our esteemed Managing Director, Carmen Herrera-Lara, with our team at Workforce Solutions Golden Crescent, who has been honored with the prestigious Patriot Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). This highly respected accolade is a testament to supervisors who go above and beyond in supporting their team members who also serve in the National Guard or Reserve. The nomination came directly from 2nd Lieutenant Army National Guard, Brittany Baker, who commended Carmen’s remarkable flexibility and profound understanding regarding her military duties. Furthermore, Brittany highlighted C2 GPS’s commendable policy of offering paid leave for annual military training, setting a benchmark for employer support.

Carmen Herrera-Lara’s dedication to her team’s dual roles has not gone unnoticed, and her leadership shines as a beacon of support for those balancing corporate and military life. This award is a powerful affirmation of Carmen’s unwavering commitment, and the entire C2 GPS family shares in the pride of this momentous occasion. Kudos to Carmen for this well-earned honor!

It’s noteworthy that the Patriot Award is merely the initial recognition in a suite of honors that ESGR bestows upon employers who demonstrate outstanding support for the Guard and Reserve. ESGR, operating under the Department of Defense, aims to cultivate a mutually beneficial relationship between civilian employers and their military-affiliated staff. The award recognizes the various accommodations employers make for their service member employees, such as flexible scheduling and comprehensive family care, which are essential for those who serve. Recipients of this award receive a certificate of appreciation and a lapel pin, symbols of their dedication to the service member community.

Thank you to Carmen and the team at Workforce Solutions Golden Crescent for your continued support to strengthen your community, we look forward to the next one!