Galbraith Honored with Patriot Award

(l-r) Bruce Blazon, general manager, North Branch Construction; Bruce Thompson, state chair of NH ESGR; Joseph Campbell, president, North Branch Construction; Christopher Galbraith and his wife, Alison Galbraith; SFC Justin McNeff, platoon sergeant, NH Army National Guard; and Sandra McNeff, HR generalist, North Branch Construction

Concord, NH – North Branch Construction chief financial officer, Christopher Galbraith, was recently presented with a Patriot Award for his ongoing support of a company employee, Sandra McNeff, whose spouse was deployed with his National Guard unit to the Middle East in 2021.

The Patriot Award, presented by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense program, recognizes a supervisor/employer for their support of an employee’s military service or of a military spouse.

McNeff described Galbraith’s support as essential in helping her navigate day-to-day life as a working parent for almost a year while her husband was deployed. Flexibility in her work schedule, when required, and a helping hand and compassionate sounding board were some of the types of support McNeff listed in her nomination submission.

The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support citizen warriors and their families 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.

“North Branch Construction is honored to see Chris Galbraith presented with this Patriot Award,” said Joseph H. Campbell, president. “It is no surprise that he would go above and beyond to support members of the North Branch Construction team when they need him most, and particularly, when it comes to supporting members of the U.S. Military and their families.”