Martin Rosen honored by the U.S. Department of Defense

By Lee Stephens….
The Florida Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense, announced recently that Martin Rosen, associate vice president of Wells Fargo Advisors in Coral Gables was named Volunteer of the Year in recognition of extraordinary support for military personnel who serve in the Florida National Guard and Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Reserves.

According to Phillip Speake ESGR Florida Chairman, “The ESGR 2011 Spirit of Volunteerism Award was was created by ESGR to publicly recognize volunteers who provide extraordinary patriotic support and cooperation between military reservists, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation’s call to serve, and their civilian employers who are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s National Guard and Reserve units The Reserve and Guard make up more than 54% of our military strength,” he added

“Col. Rosen’s outstanding achievements and devotion to the men and women serving are in keeping with the highest traditions of the Florida ESGR committee and reflect great credit upon himself, the National ESGR Committee, the Department of Defense and the United States,” he added. The awards was presented Aug. 22 during the annual meeting of the group in Orlando.

“It’s an honor to assist these young soldiers sailors, airmen and women who volunteer to serve thousands of miles from home to defend their country. Many in Florida and throughout the U.S. have given their lives to keep us safe and free,” said Rosen, a retired army colonel.

As the 37 thousand members of the National Guard and Reserve in Florida and Nationally 1.3 million members continue to perform an increasing number of unique missions that require extraordinary actions on the part of everyday citizens, ESGR will continue to be the informational agency for the employers of citizen warriors.

More information about ESGR Employer Outreach Programs and volunteer opportunities is available at, or by calling Doug Corbett, Program Support Specialist of the Florida ESGR Committee, at 904-823-0172.

Florida Committee for Employer
Support of the Guard and Reserve
St. Francis Barracks, P.O. Box 1008, St.
Augustine, FL 32085-1008

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