Agency honors support of military staff


August 23, 2013


August 23, 2013

Contact: Heidi Embley
ASD Communications
Phone: (907) 742-4158


ASD executive honored for support of military staff member


Glen Nielsen, executive director of Elementary Education, was recognized today as a Patriotic Employer by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense. Nielsen was nominated for his support of U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Lt. Deanna Beck. Beck is the principal of Northwood ABC Elementary School.


In her letter of nomination, Beck said Nielsen demonstrated personal support towards her as she continued to serve in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and provided much-needed support when she needed to take time away from her school to serve.


"I was able to fully serve the Coast Guard while staying engaged with what was happening at my school," said Beck. "I appreciate the continued support so I am able to fulfill the needs of both of my careers to the fullest extent."


ESGR's mission is to gain and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service by recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of the law, and resolving conflicts through mediation. ESGR also provides employer outreach programs, education and consultation. More information is available at


Glen Nielsen

Glen Nielsen and Deanna Beck

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