ESGR: The Patriot Award

Melaleuca was recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense for being a patriotic employer on June 2, 2015. The Patriot Award, which was accepted by Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot, was presented in appreciation of extraordinary support that Melaleuca has provided in support of our soldiers.

The Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) selected Melaleuca for the award after learning how the company supported Army Specialist Nathan Johnson while he served on active duty orders for two years. Specialist Johnson, a nine-year Melaleuca employee who works as a senior web analyst, returns to active-duty service again in August 2015.

ESGR Patriot Award

SPC Johnson praised Melaleuca’s military friendly culture and patriotic values. He appreciated the connection he felt while he was away, the support that he and his wife received, and the free Melaleuca products that came every month. He was equally impressed with his transition back to Melaleuca.

“I didn’t have to worry about loads of paperwork or fight for hours to get things done. All those potential sources of stress were avoided, because Melaleuca took care of it for me.”

The ESGR’s mission is to foster relationships of understanding and cooperation between members of the National Guard and Reserve and their civilian employers.

“Melaleuca was nominated for being highly supportive of their Army Guardsmen, including SPC Nathan Johnson,” Idaho ESGR Chair Emeritus Scott Reese said.