CONSHOHOCKEN, PA--(Marketwire - July 15, 2010) - AlliedBarton Security Services,, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, has signed a statement of support for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

Phil Pope, Deputy Executive Director of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, joined Bill Whitmore, President and CEO of AlliedBarton Security Services, for the signing in the security leader's corporate headquarters in Conshohocken, PA. The event was also attended by several local AlliedBarton employees who are military veterans or reservists and local representatives of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. 

AlliedBarton Security Services joins with thousands of America's employers in pledging:

  • To fully recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA). 
  • To assure their managers and supervisors will have the tools they need to effectively manage those employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.
  • To continually recognize and support our country's service members and their families in peace, in crises and in war.

"The men and women who serve in the United States military deserve our heartfelt respect and appreciation," said Bill Whitmore, President and CEO, AlliedBarton Security Services. "AlliedBarton is honored to employ those who have dedicated themselves to protecting our freedom. The security services industry is an ideal career field for transitioning military. AlliedBarton offers the training and advancement opportunities necessary for reservists and veteran military to continue their careers. The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is an organization that AlliedBarton is proud to be affiliated with."

"This is the right thing to do and the right time to do it," said Pope. "Law enforcement and security services are one of the largest employer segments of National Guardsmen and Reservists in the country. I am asking all law enforcement and security services firms to re-affirm that their current human resources policies are a leading example of compliance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)."

"In addition to signing on behalf of the AlliedBarton, Mr. Whitmore encourages all security services company presidents to join with him in signing a Statement of Support to publicly honor their employees who serve their communities and our nation in the National Guard and Reserve," added Pope.

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a Department of Defense agency established in 1972. The mission of ESGR 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 volunteers provide free education, consultation, and if necessary mediation for employers of Guard and Reserve employees. As the 1.3 million members of the National Guard and Reserve continue to perform an increasing number of unique missions that require extraordinary actions on the part of everyday citizens, ESGR will continue to be the informational agency for the employers of citizen warriors. More information about ESGR Employer Outreach Programs and volunteer opportunities is available at or by contacting Tom Bullock, Chief, Employer Outreach, of the National ESGR Committee, at 703-696-1386, or email

AlliedBarton Security Services is the industry's premier provider of highly trained, responsive security personnel to many industries. Responsive, customer-focused police, security officers and managers at our client sites are supported by award-winning national resources developed from over 50 years of security experience. More than 50,000 employees and 100 offices service a client base of several thousand which includes approximately 200 Fortune 500 companies across the country. AlliedBarton was the first security services company selected as one of Training magazine's Top 125 training companies and has been recognized with this honor for five consecutive years. For more information call 1-866-825-5433 or visit





Contact Information:

Nancy Tamosaitis
Vorticom Public Relations
Phone: 212-532-2208