Physics department’s LeRoy Frahm recognized with state honor

A long-time Lawrence University employee and Air Force veteran was recently recognized for his “significant outreach contributions” to Wisconsin employers and service members in the Wisconsin Guard and Reserve.

LeRoy Frahm was presented the prestigious Chairman’s Award for 2016 at the annual Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) banquet held recently at the Heidel House Resort in Green of LeRoy Frahm in his office

In presenting the award, Mike Williams, who chairs the ESGR’s Wisconsin Committee, cited Frahm for going “above and beyond with his outreach to employers.” Frahm regularly speaks to local chambers of commerce, writes articles for business publications and provides training to the Society of Human Resource Managers chapters in Wisconsin on the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

Frahm, who has served as an electronics technician in the Lawrence physics department since 1975, spent more than 35 years in the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve, retiring in 2005 after serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom at the rank of Chief Master Sergeant.

He serves on USERRA’s executive committee as the ombudsman director and is responsible for training and managing a team of volunteer ombudsmen. He also answers all USERRA inquiries from service members, employers and attorneys. He was recognized with the 2009 National Ombudsman of the Year Award.

The ESGR was established in 1972 as a Department of Defense organization after the country eliminated the draft and moved to an all-volunteer force. Its mission is to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers.

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