Cobham firm honored by Department of Defense for Patriotic Support

Cobham firm honored by Department of Defense for Patriotic Support

MONTGOMERY TWP — Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced that Cobham Advanced Electronic Systems recently received the Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of employees serving in the Pennsylvania Guard and Reserve.

Pennsylvania ESGR is particularly proud to present employers with a Patriot Award for their strong support of their employees serving in our nation’s Reserve forces during ESGR’s 50th Anniversary year, according to Cobham.

Cobham Advanced Electronic Systems’ HR Manager Mary Beth DePaolo was nominated for the Patriot Award by Sgt. Ray Santiago who serves in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. Wes Craig, Pennsylvania Southeast Area ESGR Chair and State Chair Emeritus, presented the Patriot Award to DePaolo.

Senior Manager of Human Resources Mary-Beth DePaolo receives the “Patriotic Employer Award” from Major General Wesley E. Craig Jr in a ceremony at the CAES Lansdale location. (Submitted photo)

ESGR, a Department of Defense office, seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. ESGR facilitates and promotes a cooperative culture of employer support for National Guard and Reserve service by developing and advocating mutually beneficial initiatives, recognizing outstanding employer support, increasing awareness of applicable laws and policies, resolving potential conflicts between employers and their service members, and acting as the employers’ principal advocate within DoD.

“Receiving the Patriotic Employer Award is truly an honor. All across CAES, we have proud connections to our military, both in our product technology and in our personal commitment to supporting our veterans,” DePaolo said in a company statement.

“The Pennsylvania National Guard out of Fort Indiantown Gap has been a focus area for several years. To be nominated for this award by a guardsman from ‘The Gap’ is a testament to CAES being an organization that is supportive of our current Reserve and Guard employees and an employer who is welcoming to those who serve in this capacity.”

For more information about ESGR Outreach Programs, or ESGR volunteer opportunities, call 1-800-336-4590 or visit CAES is a Virginia-based provider of analog and radiation hardened technology for the United States aerospace and defense industry, with a location on Richardson Road in Montgomery Township, and is a subsidiary of the global Cobham Group based in the United Kingdom. For more information on CAES visit or follow @CAES_Adv_Elec on Twitter.

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