Attorney General Scott Pruitt and members of his office were recognized by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) office at the Department of Defense for their support of employees who serve in the National Guard or Reserve.


Attorney General Pruitt, First Assistant Attorney General Tom Bates and Criminal Appeals Unit Chief Jennifer Miller each were individually presented with the Patriotic Employer Award. They were nominated by assistant attorneys general Timothy Downing, who serves in the Army Reserve, and Thomas Tucker, who serves in the Oklahoma National Guard.


“Not only do we appreciate the work Timothy Downing and Thomas Tucker provide as assistant attorneys general, but we are grateful for their service as members of the National Guard and Reserve. Their service and sacrifice helps keep our nation free. The Attorney General’s Office is happy to support them in that mission and I am truly humbled that our office received this award,” Attorney General Pruitt said.


According to ESGR, the Patriot Award is given to individual bosses and supervisors who are nominated by their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve for providing support to service employees and their families. The award is presented to those who have provided support in a variety of ways including flexible schedules, and providing time off before and after deployment.