Elbit Systems of America, Inc., (ESA) recently received the Patriot Award from New Hampshire Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). Employers qualify for recognition when they practice leadership and personnel policies that support employee participation in the Guard and Reserve and in addition, support Guard and Reserve employee families during mobilizations. To honor those employers who assist their Guard and Reserve employees, ESGR has initiated several recognition programs, one being the Patriot Award.
The company was nominated for the award by Neil Benson, Plastics Engineer for KMC Systems, Inc., Merrimack, New Hampshire, an Elbit Systems of America Company. As a National Guard Sergeant 1st Class, Benson has served three tours of duty with the United States Army National Guard. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2006 and again in 2007 where he was critically injured. Despite a long and intense recovery, Mr. Benson supported orders received for deployment to Iraq in 2011.