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Chip Shot: Intel Feted by Military Organization

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich (right) accepts the Above and Beyond Award from Andrew Wiktorowicz, California chairman of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, and Brig. Gen. Matthew Beevers, deputy adjutant general of the California Military Department. Intel was lauded with two awards for supporting veterans in the workplace at a Friday ceremony on the company’s Folsom, Calif. campus.

Intel Corporation received two awards from an office of the Department of Defense in recognition of the company’s hiring practices and policies for members of the U.S. Guard and Reserve in addition to efforts supporting active duty for service members and their families. Both awards were presented Friday by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

Company CEO Brian Krzanich accepted the dual honor at a Friday ceremony held on Intel’s Folsom, Calif. campus. The event was also attended by Rep. Ami Bera (D-Elk Grove); Brig. Gen. Matthew Beevers, deputy adjutant general of the California Military Department; and Andrew Wiktorowicz, ESGR California chairman.

The Extraordinary Employer Support Award bestowed to Intel recognizes sustained employer support of the National Guard and Reserve Service. Only prior recipients of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award or the Pro-Patria Award are eligible for consideration; Intel has earned both, in 2000 and 2012, respectively. The Above and Beyond Award also received on Friday is presented on the state level to employers exceeding the legal requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act by providing additional benefits to their Guard and Reserve employees.