Dollar General Bestowed with Second Extraordinary Employer Support Award

August 20, 2021

Honor recognizes the Company’s continued support of the National Guard and Reserve

ESGR Presents Dollar General with Extraordinary Employer Support Award
At Tennessee ESGR’s recent awards luncheon, Dollar General Corporation received the Extraordinary Employer Support Award for sustained outstanding support of their employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.  Dollar General was a Secretary of Defense Freedom Award recipient in 2010. From left: Brigadier General Bob Krumm, US Army Reserve; Major General Tommy Baker, TN Deputy Adjutant General and TN Commissioner of Veterans Services; Major General Jeff Holmes, TN Adjutant General; Kathy Reardon, Dollar General EVP and Chief People Officer; Steve Brophy, Dollar General VP of Government Affairs; ESGR National Chair Ron Bogle; TN ESGR State Chair Jim Mungenast; and TN Air National Guard Director of Staff Colonel Jason Brock. 

Last week, the Tennessee Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) presented Dollar General with their prestigious Extraordinary Employer Support Award at their annual awards banquet in Franklin, Tennessee. The award was created to recognize sustained employer support of the National Guard and Reserve service, and this is the second award presented to Dollar General after being recognized with the honor in 2017.
“We are grateful to receive the ESGR’s Extraordinary Employer Support Award and humbled for their recognition of our ongoing support of the military and veteran communities,” said Kathy Reardon, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief people officer. “At Dollar General, we’re proud to support all those who have served and continue to serve our country. Through our mission of Serving Others, we are proud to recognize, support and serve our military community in a number of ways including hiring veterans into our DG family, through our SERVE military employee resource group and providing discounts to our military families, among others.”
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the Tennessee Committee for ESGR recognized Dollar General Corporation alongside 11 other Tennessee companies and organizations that have received the Freedom Award since its founding in 1996. Dollar General was awarded with the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their outstanding support of employees serving in the Guard and Reserve, in 2010.
Dollar General’s long-standing history of supporting our nation’s military also includes being a founding partner of the Paychecks for Patriots program, which supports service members’ transition to civilian life through meaningful employment opportunities, and the Company’s proud partnership with United Through Reading, helping to ensure children do not have to miss bedtime stories because their family member is away on military service.

About Dollar General Corporation 

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is proud to serve as America’s neighborhood general store. Founded in 1939, Dollar General lives its mission of Serving Others every day by providing access to affordable products and services for its customers, career opportunities for its employees, and literacy and education support for its hometown communities. As of August 4, 2023, the company’s 19,488 Dollar General, DG Market, DGX and pOpshelf stores across the United States and Mi Súper Dollar General stores in Mexico provide everyday essentials including food, health and wellness products, cleaning and laundry supplies, self-care and beauty items, and seasonal décor from our high-quality private brands alongside many of the world’s most trusted brands such as Coca Cola, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, General Mills, Hershey, J.M. Smucker, Kraft, Mars, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and Unilever.  Learn more at

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