The Department of Defense announced that The Walt Disney Company is one of 15 recipients of the 2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest recognition given by the department to employers that support National Guard and Reserve employees. The Walt Disney Company has a longstanding tradition of supporting the U.S. Armed Forces by hiring, training and supporting military veterans that continues through Disney’s Heroes Work Here initiative, Heroes Supply Here program and through Disney’s Veterans Institute. Click here to learn more.
“Every leader and team I’ve been a part of at the Disneyland Resort has gone above and beyond to support my military service each time I’ve been called away,” said Briana Foster, a Disneyland Resort security manager and U.S. Army Reservist. “As a salaried leader now, I still serve seamlessly, and I just celebrated my 13th year with the company and my 12th year in the U.S. Army Reserve.”