On March 11th 2016, United Drug Supply was honored by being named one of America’s Outstanding Navy Reserve Employers for 2016.  This distinction is bestowed upon companies, regardless of size or industry, to recognize their contributions to our national defense.  UDS was nominated by Petty Officer3rd Class Maria Montoya. 

When asked why she felt the need to nominate UDS, Maria stated “It's something they had brought up during drill weekend, so I filled out a form nominating Samantha and UDS. I thought it would be a good way to show Samantha how much I appreciate her teaching me and pushing me to always improve.” Montoya also notes that Samantha hired her right out of college with only military work experience to offer: “She's really supportive of my military career, she gives me time off, and works around my training whenever it conflicts with my regular work time.”

Upon receiving the award, President & CEO Samantha Godfrey stated “It’s our duty as a business to employ those who have and continue to serve our country. Without these individuals we wouldn’t have the entrepreneurial business environment we do today. We are extremely proud of and inspired by Petty Officer Montoya and look forward to her safe return." Petty Officer Montoya will be deployed to Bahrain in September of this year.

UDS has been invited by the Chief of Navy Reserve, Vice Admiral Robin Braun, to attend the Navy Reserve’s 2016 Navy Employer Recognition Event on June 24thin Norfolk, VA. This event will give us the opportunity to speak with several Reserve Sailors to discuss their roles and responsibilities. 

Some other highlights for the day will include:
• Visit Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek
• SEAL TEAM 18 tour
• Visit Navy Expeditionary Combat Command
• Visit Norfolk Naval Station
• U.S. Navy ship tour
• U.S. Naval aircraft displays and tours
• Reception at Naval Station Norfolk’s historic Pennsylvania House, located on Admiral’s Row.

For more information about the nomination, please see here