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Patriotic Employer


Dr. David Gealy, Facilities Manager and Research Plant Physiologist with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center (DBNRRC) received a "Patriotic Employer" award from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, July 23, 2015. The award acknowledges Gealy for "contributing to national security and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting employee participation in America's National Guard and Reserve Force". Gealy was nominated by Chad Bowie, a member of the maintenance team that he supervises at DBNRRC. Staff Sergeant Chad Bowie works part time for the 288th Operations Support Squadron as a signals analyst for the Arkansas Air National Guard in Ft. Smith, AR.


Shown above:  Anna McClung, David Gealy, and Chad Bowie.


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