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Patriot Award

John Orrison, Senior Vice President for Draper & Associates, Recieves Patriot Award from the Department of Defense

On Monday, March 9th, Draper’s own John Orrison received the Patriot Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a staff organization within the U.S. Department of Defense. Patriot Awards are presented to individuals and corporations that demonstrate outstanding support for employee participation in the National Guard and Reserve forces.  Employers qualify for recognition when they practice leadership and personnel policies that support employee participation in the Guard and Reserve.

“The U.S. Department of Defense recognizes Draper & Associates as an outstanding organization that has and is continuing to support a strong National Guard and Reserve force,” said General Tom McCullough, of ESGR.

During a ceremony held at Draper’s corporate office, John Orrison accepted the award on behalf of the company and thanked Bradley McAuley, a former employee of the firm, for the nomination, which can only be submitted by members of the National Guard and Reserve forces.  Capt. McAuley served one tour in the Iraqi theatre of operations and is currently deployed in a support role at Ft Polk, La. “I’ve never considered what we do for our service people anything special, it’s just the right thing to do,” said John. “The Draper family is honored by this recognition and is very proud of all the men and women serving not only our firm, but our country in the National Guard and Reserve forces.”

Thank you, John, for you continued support and loyalty!


About Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) established in 1972 is a Department of Defense agency that seeks to promote a culture in which all American employers support and value the military service of their employees. Information on ESGR can be found as


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