Earlier this month, ENERCON President, Robert Bryan, was presented the Patriot Award as recognition for the company’s support of their military employees. Mr. Bryan and ENERCON were nominated for this award by Uriel Ogunlaja, ENERCON’s Corporate Safety and Safety Services Manager. Mr. Ogunlaja has recently returned to his corporate role after serving 3 months active duty in the Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston – San Antonio Texas.
The Patriot Award is presented by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense to employers who support employees serving in the National Guard or Reserve through measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families, and granting leaves of absence if needed.
“I am proud to accept this award on behalf of ENERCON. Our operations teams have supported Uriel as he balances both his civilian responsibilities with ENERCON and his active military duty. We are very proud of him and of all our employees who currently or have once served our country,” said Mr. Bryan.
Uriel joined ENERCON in December 2018 and has served two active duty terms during his time with the company.
“When I was called back to active duty, I received nothing but positive support from all employees, across the board at ENERCON. I am grateful for the support and allowances ENERCON has given me to continue my career while also serving my country,” said Uriel.
Upon accepting the award, Mr. Bryan commended Uriel for his continued dedication. “As our Safety Manager, Uriel works tirelessly to keep our employees, our clients, and our communities safe, which is fitting, as he also works to keep our country safe. It’s important to me and to ENERCON’s leadership and management teams, that we support our military and veteran personnel as much as possible. They serve a very important role, not only in the longevity of our company but also in the safety and security of our country,” he said.
Uriel Ogunlaja is a First Lieutenant (1LT) in the US Army Reserves. He serves as an Executive Officer, Section Officer in Charge (OIC) – Supply and equipment, and a Platoon Leader with the 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support), Fort Gillem, GA.