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    Rutledge Signs Statement of Support for Guard and Reserve

    April 27, 2015

    LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today signed a Statement of Support for the National Guard and Army Reserve. The statement encourages the employment of Guardsman and Reservists across the State and in the Attorney General’s Office.

    On hand for the signing ceremony were officials with the Arkansas Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR); Sen. Jane English, North Little Rock, Arkansas’s ESGR chairwoman; and Marcus Hatley, senior director of military and veterans affairs at the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office

    “I am committed to working with and supporting our military servicemen and servicewomen,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “These heroes bring an incredible value to any workplace, along with a global perspective and proven leadership, and they deserve employers who support their ongoing commitment to serve our country.”

    The Statement of Support pledges:

    • We fully recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act.
    • Our managers and supervisors will have the tools they need to effectively manage those employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.
    • We appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills service members bring to the workforce and will encourage opportunities to hire Guardsmen, Reservists and Veterans.
    • We will continually recognize and support our country’s service members and their families in peace, in crises and in war.

    The ESGR, a U.S. Department of Defense agency, was started in 1972 to develop and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service. For more information about ESGR Employer Outreach, visit

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