Black Mountain Sand recognizes the Guard and Reserves are essential to the strength of our nation and the well-being of our communities.
We are committed to their support.
Black Mountain Sand has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for the support of our National Guard and Reserve employees and their families. We recently signed a Statement of Support of the DoD program, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The intent of the program is to increase support by encouraging employers to act as advocates for employee participation in the military.
We have many veterans that work for our company across Texas and Oklahoma. It is important to us that we sign this statement in support of our current and future employees to let them know that their jobs will be there for them when they return from military service. The Statement of Support reinforces Black Mountain Sand’s commitment to our guardsmen, reservists, veterans, and their families.“More than ever, supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of our National Guard and Reserve units,” said Ron Bogle, ESGR National Chair. “Guard and Reserve forces make up nearly half of our military and possess many unique skills and mission capabilities not found in the active component.”
In the highest American tradition, the patriotic men and women of the Guard and Reserve serve voluntarily in an honorable and vital profession. They train to respond to their community and their country in time of need. They deserve the support of every segment of our society. If these volunteer forces are to continue to serve our nation, increased public understanding is required of the essential role of the Guard and Reserve in preserving our national security.
Therefore, this statement of support confirms that Black Mountain Sand joins other employers in pledging:
- We fully recognize, honor and comply with the Uniformed Services Employment and reemployment Rights Acts (USERRA)
- We will provide our managers and supervisors with the tools they need to effectively manage those employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve
- We appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills Service members bring to the workforce and will encourage opportunities to employ Guardsmen, Reservists, transitioning Service members and Veterans.
- We will continually recognize and support our country’s Service members and their families in peace, in crisis, and in war.