Jamie E. Elmore, regional banking manager of Bank of the West, along with the bank, were honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of employees serving in the Army National Guard and Reserve.

The award was administered by Missouri Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, an agency of the Department of Defense.

Elmore was nominated by SSG John D. Powell with the Army National Guard Recruiting & Retention Command. The business joins thousands of American employers who have reviewed their current human resources policies to ensure compliance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act Law.

The Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize American employers who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees.