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Regent Affirms Commitment to National Guard and Reserves

By Rachel Judy | July 25, 2012

Regent president, Dr. Carlos Campo, signed an ESGR Statement of Support in front of several ESGR representatives and National Guard and Reservists from the Regent Community.

Affirming Regent University's continuing commitment to both active duty and military reserves, President Carlos Campo recently signed a Statement of Support with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

At a signing ceremony held on Friday, July 20, President Campo stressed the importance of supporting the military community. "Today is part and parcel of our continued commitment to making Regent not just a military-friendly place but a place where we can continue to give back to our country," he said.

ESGR is a Department of Defense (DoD) organization established to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve component members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment.

"Regent is proud and privileged to serve these Soldiers-Citizens-Scholars," said Dave Boisselle, director of Military & Veteran's Affairs. "We are honored to be recognized by ESGR as a military-supportive university."

"We work with employers and also guard and reservists to smooth out any bumps in the road," explained Tom Stephen, program support technician of the Virginia State Committee Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, during the ceremony.

The U.S. Reserve components (referring to the total of all National Guard members and Reserve forces from all branches of the military) comprise approximately 48 percent of the country's total available military manpower. Regent University currently has seven employees and 50 students serving in the U.S. Reserve and National Guard.

The first Statement of Support was signed on December 13, 1972, in the Office of the Secretary of Defense by the Chairman of the Board of General Motors. President Richard Nixon was the first president to sign a Statement of Support, and in 2005, every federal Cabinet Secretary and all federal agencies signed a Statement of Support to signify their continuing efforts to be model employers.

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