Virginia Chamber of Commerce president signs statement of support for citizen Soldiers

By Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Eugene, 80th Training Command (TASS)September 15, 2015

(Left) Barry DuVal, president and CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce shake hands with Steve Villalpando, the Employer Support for National Guardsmen and Reserve Soldiers Chair, Virginia Committee, after DuVall signed a statement of support for Virginia National Guardsmen and Reserve Soldiers, Richmond, Va., Sept. 14, 2015. The Statement of Support Program is the cornerstone of the Employer Support Guard and Reserve's effort to gain and maintain employer support for the Guard and Reserve. The intent of the program is to increase employer support by encouraging employers to act as advocates for employee participation in the military. Supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation's Guard and Reserve units. (Rear left-right) Omar Pugh, ESGR military outreach director, Va., Col. Terrance Singleton, 94th Training Division, Fort Lee Va., Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Eugene, Headquarters Company, 80th Training Command (TASS) and James W. Hopper General Counsel Virginia Association of Realtors.
1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – (Left) Barry DuVal, president and CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce shake hands with Steve Villalpando, the Employer Support for National Guardsmen and Reserve Soldiers Chair, Virginia Committee, after DuVall signed a statement of support for Virginia National Guardsmen and Reserve Soldiers, Richmond, Va., Sept. 14, 2015. The Statement of Support Program is the cornerstone of the Employer Support Guard and Reserve's effort to gain and maintain employer support for the Guard and Reserve. The intent of the program is to increase employer support by encouraging employers to act as advocates for employee participation in the military. Supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation's Guard and Reserve units. (Rear left-right) Omar Pugh, ESGR military outreach director, Va., Col. Terrance Singleton, 94th Training Division, Fort Lee Va., Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Eugene, Headquarters Company, 80th Training Command (TASS) and James W. Hopper General Counsel Virginia Association of Realtors. (Photo Credit: Rodrick Calhoun, 80th Training Command (TASS)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Barry DuVal, president and CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, signs a statement of support for Virginia National Guardsmen and Reserve Soldiers, Richmond, Va., Sept. 14, 2015. The Statement of Support Program is the cornerstone of the Employer Support Guard and Reserve's effort to gain and maintain employer support for the Guard and Reserve. The intent of the program is to increase employer support by encouraging employers to act as advocates for employee participation in the military. Supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation's Guard and Reserve units. (Rear left-right) Omar Pugh, ESGR military outreach director, Va., Col. Terrance Singleton, 94th Training Division, Fort Lee Va., Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Eugene, Headquarters Company, 80th Training Command (TASS), and James W. Hopper General Counsel Virginia Association of Realtors, (Seated next to DuVall) Steve Villalpando, ESGR State Chair, Virginia Committee.
2 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Barry DuVal, president and CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, signs a statement of support for Virginia National Guardsmen and Reserve Soldiers, Richmond, Va., Sept. 14, 2015. The Statement of Support Program is the cornerstone of the Employer Support Guard and Reserve's effort to gain and maintain employer support for the Guard and Reserve. The intent of the program is to increase employer support by encouraging employers to act as advocates for employee participation in the military. Supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation's Guard and Reserve units. (Rear left-right) Omar Pugh, ESGR military outreach director, Va., Col. Terrance Singleton, 94th Training Division, Fort Lee Va., Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Eugene, Headquarters Company, 80th Training Command (TASS), and James W. Hopper General Counsel Virginia Association of Realtors, (Seated next to DuVall) Steve Villalpando, ESGR State Chair, Virginia Committee. (Photo Credit: Rodrick Calhoun, 80th Training Command (TASS)) VIEW ORIGINAL