PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s Len Porter, director of
the radiation safety office at the Nuclear Radiation Center, has received the
1999 Chairman’s Award from the Washington State Committee for Employer
Support of the Guard and Reserve. The annual award recognizes the committee
volunteer who best exemplifies the goals and objectives of the national
organization.

The National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve was
founded in 1972 to promote public and private understanding of the National
Guard and Reserve. Committee volunteers facilitate a variety of awareness
programs and provide informal mediation for employers and their
reservist-employees.

Porter, a retired United States marine, has been an active volunteer in the
committee for nearly 22 years. He is currently the state committee vice-chair for
operations. Porter oversees the interfacing with reserve and guard units and
supervises all committee area chairmen.

“I was greatly honored and gratified to receive this plaque in recognition of my
contributions to the committee,” Porter says.

Porter has been the director of the radiation safety office since his arrival at
WSU in 1990.

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