Chief Reeter Honored For Working With Guard Members
Local National Guard members honored Chillicothe Fire Chief Eric Reeter for his support of employees that are also members of the Guard and Reserve. Currently, Chief Reeter has employed three members of the Army National Guard. First Sergeant Derrick Allen, Sergeant Casey Brock and Sergeant Zach Dunn, all three of these Soldiers Drill at the Unit located right here in Chillicothe, Bravo Battery, 129th Field Artillery. In the last year they have been on multiple State emergency Duty assignments and also were active to respond to Washington D.C. during the inauguration.
Captain Derrick Allen submitted Chief Reeter’s name for the award, stating Chief Reeter and the entire department all support these Soldiers and work around not only their yearly drill schedule but also those unexpected deployments
The application for the award was submitted to the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve or ESGR, a Federal Agency that provides support to employers and military members to try and educate them on what the relationship between employer and Guard/reserve employee should look like.
Captain Allen says the Chief has ALWAYS shown great support and understanding for all three of these soldiers and has always made it a smooth transition between Fire and Guard work for us.
The Chief was presented the Award Thursday morning by members of the ESGR and the three soldiers he supports.
Pictured Left to right: Fire Fighter/ Paramedic Sergeant Casey Brock, Captain/ Paramedic First Sergeant Derrick Allen, Jim Lumpkin (ESGR), Chief Eric Reeter, and Firefighter/ EMT (PBC) Sergeant Zach Dunn.