September 16th, 2016
JACKSON, Miss. – KLLM Transport Services has been awarded The Seven Seals Award by the Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve (ESGR). LTC Hugh A. McCallum LG, MSARNG of the 106th Brigade Support Battalion presented the award to KLLM president Jim Richards and Vice President of Driver resources Kirk Blankenship during an August 24th ceremony at KLLM headquarters in Richland, MS.
“The Seven Seals Award is presented for meritorious leadership and initiative in support of the men and women who service in the National Guard and Reserve,” said Jackie Sharp, ESGR program support technician. “KLLM was nominated by the 106th Armory out of Monticello, MS. This is a thank you for going that extra mile to show your support.” “We are fortunate to employ many current and former service members as KLLM drivers,” said Blankenship. “Those that have served and still serve in the National Guard demonstrate the same dependability and work ethic for us that they did in service for our country.”
The Seven Seals Award is the broadest and most inclusive award given by the ESGR and is presented in recognition of significant achievement, initiative, or support that promotes and supports the ESGR mission, to include the efforts of the more than 4,500 volunteers who carry out ESGR’s mission across the nation on a daily basis.
KLLM, based in Jackson, MS, offers over-the-road, regional and dedicated temperature-controlled services throughout the United States and Mexico. KLLM has been transporting perishable commodities for satisfied customers throughout the country for 50 years.
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense program that develops and promotes supportive work environments for Service members in the Reserve Components through outreach, recognition, and educational opportunities. Established in 1972, ESGR has served our country for more than 40 years, fostering 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.