Jose Estrada, Innovative Discovery, Awarded the Patriot Award for his Outstanding Support of Citizen Warriors

[Arlington, VA, September 12, 2019] Innovative Discovery (ID), a trusted partner for law firms, corporations, and government agencies throughout the information lifecycle, is proud to announce that Jose Estrada, Vice President of Electronically Stored Information (ESI), was named a recipient of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s (ESGR), Patriot Award.

ESGR, a Department of Defense program, was established to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers. The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families, and granting leaves of absence if needed. An employee serving in the National Guard or Reserve may nominate their supervisor to recognize the support they provide to the service member and his or her family.

Army Infantryman, Phan Kai, Data Analyst at ID, nominated Estrada for the Patriot Award. Since enlisting in the Virginia Army National Guard in 2016. Kai has been deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Spartan Shield) and to the Caribbean Sea to assist with hurricane relief efforts.

“We are honored to have true heroes like Phan on the ID team,” said Kim Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, Innovative Discovery. “Our country and our organization are stronger because of the hard work and dedication demonstrated by our servicemen and women. The entire ID leadership team is committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure our citizen warriors feel supported both personally and professionally.”

About Innovative Discovery Innovative Discovery partners with law firms, corporations, and government agencies to provide service, guidance, and consultation throughout the information lifecycle. Our team of lawyers, technologists, forensics professionals, and cybersecurity experts work closely with clients to develop tailored workflows to effectively and efficiently manage data and mitigate risk. Should litigation arise, ID offers the tools, services, and know-how to help you win your case.

About ESGR and the Patriot Award Employer support enhances retention rates in the Armed Forces and, in the end, strengthens our national security. ESGR grants a series of Department of Defense awards to recognize employers who support their Guard and Reserve employees. ESGR’s 54 State Committees actively promote awards as a key element in furthering employer support, while strengthening relationships between service members and employers. These Department of Defense awards honor the sacrifices made by so many employers year after year.


Sarah Grace Chastain

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