WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-NH, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, welcomed Lt. Col. Eric Pauer of the Massachusetts Air National Guard to her Capitol Hill office in September.
Ayotte congratulated Pauer on receiving the 2011 George W. Bush Outstanding Employers Supporting Traditional Air National Guard Members Award. The award recognizes outstanding service by Air National Guard members as well as exceptional support provided by their civilian employers.
Pauer, a member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, is an engineer at Impact Science and Technology based in Nashua, N.H.
Among the many achievements listed in the award citation, Pauer was recognized for leading the Massachusetts Air National Guard operational response to a break in a critical water main serving more than two million people; pioneering a first-of-its-kind Army/Air vehicle training program, resulting in unprecedented domestic operations readiness; and providing expert engineering guidance and oversight for a new $50 million Joint Force Headquarters building at Hanscom Air Force Base.
The citation also praised his volunteer community service.
The award additionally recognized Pauer’s employer. According to the citation, Impact Science and Technology has “always been extremely supportive of Colonel Pauer’s Guard service, enabling him to serve at the state and national level in an exemplary manner for extended number of days without prejudice.”
The citation also noted that Pauer “brings extensive military leadership, management, operational, and technical experiences” to the workplace.