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WHS Principal Earns Department of Defense Patriot Award

Melissa Robbins, Whitehall High School Principal, has been awarded a Department of Defense Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of her civilian employee serving in the United States Army Reserve 7252 Medical Support Unit, Staff Sergeant Zachary Kozicky.

The Patriot Award was developed by ESGR to publicly recognize civilian employees who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their civilian employees serving in the guard or reserve. Without supportive employers, the strength and readiness of the nation's Guard and Reserve units cannot be maintained.

Staff Sergeant Kozicky's nomination stated, "Melissa always supports my military career and encourages me to share my military side with the student body."

Congratulations to Melissa Robbins of Whitehall High School for being a supportive civilian employer of our Montana Guard and Reserve. You provide a valuable service to our country by hiring our Montana Guard and Reserve members. We applaud your own service and thank you for being an understanding employer.

ESGR, a Department of Defense program, seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and REserve in the United States. For more information about ESGR outreach programs, call (800) 336-4590 or visit


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