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General Motors Honored as Extraordinary Emploer by Department of Defense

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GM Earns ESGR Extraordinary Employer Award

General Motors Executive Vice President Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain Mark Reuss (center) accepts the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Extraordinary Employer Support Award from Michigan Committee Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Vice Chairman Bart Buechner (left) and US Department of Defense Office of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Chief of Employer Outreach Tom Bullock (right)
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In honor of Veterans Day, General Motors was recognized by the United States Department of Defense for its ongoing commitment to employing members of the National Guard and Reserve. GM was the first company to sign the 1972 US DoD Statement of Support that advocated for employee participation in both the Guard and Reserve, and it has maintained that pledge for more than 40 years.

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“Our veterans embody the values we believe in, and I thank the US Department of Defense for the opportunity to formalize this commitment and express our sincere gratitude,” said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain, who accepted the ESGR Extraordinary Employer Support Award at a ceremony held at the GM Technical Center’s Vehicle Engineering Center.

“General Motors is setting a high standard for all automobile manufacturers to follow by providing above and beyond support of veterans, many of whom currently serve in the Guard and Reserve,” said Tom Bullock, chief of employer outreach, DoD Office of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

The event also served as the launching pad for GM’s #enlistme campaign, which is an effort to support building smart homes for injured veterans through raising both awareness and monetary donations to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s Building for America’s Bravest Program.

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