CARY, N.C. – North Carolina Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced Julia Bennett, CEO/President of Bennett Aerospace signed as ESGR Statement of Support with team members standing by May 13.

The company proudly supports the Guard and Reserve, as well as veterans and retired military. Ms. Bennett served in the U.S. Army, and shared both her and her company’s commitment to hiring those who have served and continue to serve our country and their families, and will take great pride in displaying the Statement of Support on the wall of their new building. Meg and Matt Segal, ESGR volunteers, conducted the ceremony.

The Statement of Support Program is the cornerstone of ESGR’s effort to gain and maintain employer support for the Guard and Reserve. The intent of the program is to increase employer support by encouraging employers to act as advocates for employee participation in the military. Supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units.

Bennett Aerospace’s core expertise lies in the innovation, design, development and manufacture of advanced technologies – including chemical/bio systems; cyber, intel, and communication systems; advanced materials; photonics: optics/lasers/displays; and robotics – to multiple U.S. Government agencies, including the Department of Justice, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Aerospace and Space Association. The company is SBA 8(a) certified as well as veteran/women/minority-owned.

“By signing a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve, Bennett Aerospace have joined with countless hundreds of thousands of the nation’s businesses as partners in our national defense”, stated Ron Bogle, State Chairman, North Carolina ESGR. “While this opportunity is available for every employer, I applaud those who have made this important statement a part of the core values of their business.”

From left to right: Ed Kaminski, Brandon Conover, Julia Bennett, Rick Riordan, John Fricano, and Shawna Bayliss, Team Members, Bennett Aerospace.