Oakleys receive Patriot Award for supporting warriors in workplace
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by Joe Metts
Marketing Intern at Charles Aris Inc.
The Employment Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR) honored Charles Aris CEO Chad Oakley, COO Allen Oakley and Chairman Mitch Oakley with its Patriot Award on Monday in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina.
The ESGR’s Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wide range of measures including flexible schedules; time off prior to and after deployment; caring for families; and granting leaves of absence if needed in the workplace.
“The U.S. Armed Forces are incredibly important for our nation’s security,” Chad Oakley said afterward. “One small way that Charles Aris can make a difference is by accommodating our team members who choose to serve in the military as a part of the Reserves. It’s an honor and privilege for us to do so.”
Allen Oakley and Chad Oakley were nominated for this honor by former Charles Aris associate recruiter Andy Sescilla, who served eight years in the United States Army. During that time, Sescilla achieved the rank of captain and was twice deployed to support Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in 2004 and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2008. He has served as an engineer officer under the rank of major since 2010, focused on providing domestic and international support in the event of natural or man-made disaster.
“Charles Aris is proud to have employees on our team who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and currently serve in the U.S. Reserves,” Allen Oakley said. “It is a privilege for Charles Aris to provide the time needed for our team members to continue to serve. It is a small part of what we can do to help keep all U.S. citizens safe and secure.”