RICHLAND COUNTY, SC — The Richland County Sheriffs Department has been named a finalist for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.
The Freedom Award is the highest recognition given by the agency to employers for exceptional support of employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve.
A review board of military and civilian leaders selected the 30 finalists from a pool of 2,899 nominations submitted earlier this year by National Guard and Reserve Service members.
A national selection board of senior Department of Defense officials, business leaders and prior winners will select 15 Freedom Award recipients and they will be honored at the 18th annual Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award ceremony in Washington, D.C., in September.
-- Bertram Rantin