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The US Department of Defense has named Eversource as a winner of the 2019 Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

The award is the highest honor for a company for its support of employees who participate in the US National Guard and Reserves.

Of the 2,400 companies nominated, 15 were named winners.

The award is administered by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve to promote relations and understanding between military reservists and their civilian employers.

Bill Gelinas, a control room supervisor for Eversource and a 12 year employee, in Berlin, said: “This is an accomplishment that is truly inspiring and is a testament to the support provided to the Guard and Reserve members who work at Eversource.”

Eversource CEO Jim Judge, added: “The Freedom Award speaks to our commitment as a longtime supporter of military and veteran employees. In addition to having a job to come back to and the personal outreach of our employees, our veterans are given formal training to provide them with the opportunity to advance to supervisory level positions.”