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chevron receives freedom award

SAN RAMON, Calif., August 26, 2019 — Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) last week announced it is among the 15 recipients of the 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. Instituted in 1996, the award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their support of their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.

More than 2,400 nominations were submitted for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve program to acknowledge those employers who go far above and beyond in providing supportive work environments for their Reserve Component employees.

“It is indeed a true honor to receive this award,” said Michael Wirth, Chevron’s chairman and CEO. “More importantly, we are honored by the contributions of the Guard, reservists, and veterans who have chosen to be part of the Chevron organization.”

“Employees with military experience and service contribute to the diversity of perspectives and experience that is fundamental to Chevron’s goal of being the global energy company most admired for its people, partnership and performance,” said Rhonda Morris, Chevron's vice president and chief Human Resources officer, who accepted the award on Friday, August 23 at the Pentagon.

Chevron is proud to have developed policies, programs and services that support their Guard and Reserve employees to meet the specific work/life needs related to their military commitments. One example is Chevron’s military leave policy which provides pay for much longer than the minimum required. This approach enables Chevron to successfully recruit, retain and develop Guard and reservists, military veterans, veterans with disabilities and military personnel transitioning to civilian life who have the leadership skills and technical expertise so highly valued by the company.

The company is also proud to have a Veterans Network which includes almost 1,000 employees who identify themselves as U.S. military veterans. This group works diligently to ensure veterans and reservists are represented and engaged at all levels of the company.

Chevron’s commitment to military veterans and reserve employees, empowers them to realize their full potential as Chevron employees and members of the Guard and Reserves.

To learn more about Chevron’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, visit the 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report Highlights.

about chevron

Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power; and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company's operations. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at

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