The Military Officers Association of America presented the MOAA Ombudsman Award to Karla Hewitt of Nashville, Tenn., on January 29, 2009. Vice Admiral Norb Ryan Jr., USN-Ret., president of MOAA recognized Hewitt’s tremendous efforts as an Ombudsman with the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, where she helps to resolve disputes between service members and their employers which arise under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. As she accepted the award Hewitt said, “Before I got involved with ESGR I had no idea about USERRA laws and how important they are. The work done by ESGR is crucial to the readiness of our Reserve Forces and to be recognized for the work I did is very satisfying.” (MOAA News.)
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