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Today at 4 pm: Two-Star General to Present Kaiser Permanente Northwest National Award from Department of Defense - 09/13/18

Two-Star General to Present Kaiser Permanente Northwest
National Award from Department of Defense

Thursday, Sept. 13, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente Northwest Headquarters, 500 N.E. Multnomah, Portland, OR  97232, Rooms 1A & 1B

Major General Dennis Klein (retired, two-star general – U.S. Army) will attend an award ceremony to present the “Extraordinary Employer Support Award” to Kaiser Permanente Northwest for its sustained support of employees in the National Guard and Reserve Service.


  • Major Christopher Markesino, Director of Hospital Operations and active member of the Kaiser Permanente Northwest Veterans Business Group. The group serves as a resource to newly hired veterans and those seeking careers with Kaiser Permanente.

  • Major General Dennis Klein, (retired, two-star general – U.S. Army), Oregon Ambassador

Opportunities for photos and video of generals in uniform, the award presentation with veteran employees, and on-camera interviews with Major Markesino about veterans in the workforce.

Kaiser Permanente recently earned the No. 1 spot in the nonprofit category on the 2018 Military Friendly Top 10 Gold Employer list, up from No. 3 in 2017. This marks the third consecutive year that the organization has been recognized as a Military Friendly Employer by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and other military friendly brands.
Kaiser Permanente is committed to providing lasting, vital careers for veterans and their families, and working together to create a thriving, mutually beneficial workplace. Through our Junior Military Officer program, high-performing military officers are launching successful new careers, and our military recruitment area on KP Careers is helping veterans from all branches and levels of the military find challenging and meaningful careers with us.
Learn more about our dedication to military veterans’ health and careers: https://www.kaiserpermanentejobs.org/military/

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a Department of Defense program established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers. ESGR has served our country for more than 45 years, fostering a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve Service in the United States.

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