Mark Hennessey, the state director of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) program, presents the Pro Patria Award to Rob Denson, DMACC President, left, and Joe Pugel, DMACC Board Chair, at the DMACC Newton Campus. DMACC Professor and retired Army Reserve officer Christopher McClure nominated DMACC for this prestigious award. Recipients have demonstrated the greatest support to Guard and Reserve employees through their leadership and practices, including adopting personnel policies that make it easier for employees to participate in the National Guard and Reserve. This is the highest level award that may be bestowed by an ESGR State Committee. Last year, McClure’s Army Reserve unit was deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.