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Philadelphia Soul Player Awarded Department of Defense "Seven Seals Award"

Tuesday May 7, 2013

 Former Army combat veteran and Temple graduate Morkeith Brown was honored for promoting awareness for the hiring of veterans

PHILADELPHIA, April 30, 2013 – Philadelphia Soul Arena Football player, Morkeith Brown was recognized by the EMPLOYER SUPPORT OF THE GUARD AND RESERVE (ESGR) with a “Seven Seals Award” for helping to bring awareness to the service and sacrifice of America’s military members and to promote the hiring of citizen soldiers and veterans by the business community.

The award, depicting the heraldry seals of the seven military services, is given at the discretion of the ESGR State Chairman to recognize the efforts by a citizen, business, or organization, whose supportive actions have benefited all of the Guard/Reserve components and the U.S. Armed Forces in a significant manner.

ESGR is a mostly volunteer, Department of Defense agency which seeks to create a culture where American employers value and support the military service of their Guard and Reserve employees. They recognize outstanding support, increase awareness of the law, and resolve conflicts through mediation.

New Jersey ESGR Committee Chairman Col. Alan Smith (Ret.) USMC presented the award to the Philadelphia Soul linebacker at the Coliseum Sports Center, following a regularly scheduled practice, on Wednesday, May 1st.

Morkeith Brown served with the United States Army in Afghanistan in 2005 and his awards include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal and the Support of Operation Enduring Freedom Medal.

As part of the Philadelphia Soul and The Judge Group’s (a global professional services firm) June 22 Military Appreciation Night at the Wells Fargo Center, Brown will be assisting in the selection of veterans and military members to play in the first ever Army-Navy Veterans Arena Football game. All branches of the Armed Forces are eligible to play including guardsmen, reservists and veterans.

The day, set aside for patriotic-awareness, will also include a “Speed Career Net-Working Event” exclusively for transitioning military service members, wounded warriors, veterans and military spouses from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center’s Cadillac Grille.

Following the award presentation, Col. Alan Smith reflected, “Morkeith Brown is a wonderful example of determination and gentlemanly character.”