Krist Oil Receives 2023 Above and Beyond Award, Presented by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)

On May 13th, Krist Oil was awarded the Above and Beyond Award in recognition of the company and its owners going the extra mile for active military members—beyond the requirements of the law. The award was presented on behalf of the men and women of the National Guard and Reserve Forces for outstanding service and continuing support to the National Defense.

Specifically, Krist provides continuation of pay and benefits during periods of military service, provides support to service members’ families, and is extremely supportive of service member employees. In November 2021, Krist was awarded the Bronze-Level Veteran Friendly Award granted by the Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency. This award is given to employers who have proven their commitment to hiring veterans and educating human resources personnel on how to connect veterans with services available to them through the Michigan Veterans Resources Service Center. Concurrently, Krist signed the Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve. By signing this Statement, Krist pledged to recognize and honor federal laws governing the employer service member relationship.

First Sergeant and Krist Oil Regional Retail Supervisor Wesley (Wes) Amerson nominated the company for this award. He has been working with Krist since 2019 in addition to his service in the Michigan Army National Guard for 20 years including completion of two combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as non-combat deployments including Hurricane Katrina relief, Latia, Egypt, and Poland. Wes graduated from Sergeant Major Academy on Friday, March 31st making him eligible for a Sergeant Major position—the highest rank achievable as a noncommissioned officer. To be nominated by him is a true honor.