CEO Thomas Brown honored by the Department of Defense for his Patriotic support

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Splintek Inc. Thomas Brown is being honored by the Department of Defense for Patriotic support.

Kansas City, Mo – Missouri Employer Support of the Guard and reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DOD) office, announced that Thomas Brown, President of Splintek Inc. was honored on November 5, 2014 with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of their employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.


James Carver, Thomas Brown and James Colton

Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, has answered their nation’s call to serve,” said Lee J. Metcalf, Rear Admiral, USN (retired) ESGR state chair. Mr. Brown was nominated for being highly supportive of the National Guard and Reserve service by his Reserve Component employee, SSG James Colton.Supportive supervisors are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units.”

SSG Colton says; “Mr. Thomas Brown CEO of Splintek Inc. has played a major role in the readiness and overall effectiveness of the United States soldiers. His tireless efforts to provide jobs to both active and retired military service members has brought great credit to himself, the state of Missouri, the Department of Defense, and the United States. Mr. Brown not only provides jobs for military personnel, he also provides a family atmosphere by establishing financial, spiritual, and emotional support to military families. Mr. Brown understands the needs of the families of service members are just as important as the needs of the citizen solider. Mr. Brown, as CEO of Splintek, has taken time from his schedule to contact the families of his citizen soldiers during the two week mandatory training time, making sure the family’s needs are met while their solider is away. Mr. Brown personally calls the families to offer his encouragement.  Mr. Brown has stated many times that it’s not just about financial support. He strongly believes that, as a family, it is important to be available when needed. Mr. Brown’s “family first” policies have allowed the military personnel who are still serving, the ability to be combat ready and laser focused, knowing that his or her employer is ready and willing to fill in the gaps at home whenever necessary. He deserves a higher award.”

Splintek, Inc. is located in Kansas City, Missouri and has been designing health and comfort products since 1996. Splintek owns and operates the SleepRight product line including SleepRight Intra-Nasal Vapor Inhaler, SleepRight Nasal Breathe Aid, SleepRight Dental Guard, SleepRight Tongue Cleaner, and SleepRight Side Sleeping Pillow. All products are manufactured in the USA and available in the USA and select pharmacies in Canada. For more information call 888.792.0865 or visit www.sleepright.com.

ESGR, a DOD office, seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. ESGR facilitates and promotes a cooperative culture of employer support for National Guard and Reserve service by developing and advocating mutually beneficial initiatives, recognizing outstanding employer support, increasing awareness of applicable laws and policies, resolving potential conflicts between employers and their service members, and acting as the employers’ principal advocate within DOD.Paramount to ESGR’s mission is encouraging employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce.

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