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Pearl Hawaii’s Vice President Receives DoD’s Patriotic Employer Award

Monday, September 10, 2018  
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HONOLULU, HI (September 2018) — John Furtado, Vice President of Electronic Services of Pearl Hawaii Federal Credit Union was recently presented with a U.S. Department of Defense Patriotic Employer Award in recognition of his extraordinary support for his employee serving in the United States Army Reserve.

The Patriot Award and Statement of Support were humbly appreciated. Furtado said with great humility, “The work associated with the award was and continues to be a team effort. Even now, our staff is preparing care packages to send.”

Furtado was nominated for being highly supportive of the Army Reserve by Spc. Chandra Lee. Furtado helped Lee manage her personal and professional life while understanding the challenges military families often face.

The award was presented by Alexander Kozlov on behalf of The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a committee of the U.S. Department of Defense.

Pearl Hawaii Federal Credit Union | Established in 1937, Pearl Hawaii Federal Credit Union is one of Oahu’s largest credit unions with $376 million in assets, 29 thousand members, 6 branches, and 80 employees. The credit union serves everyone who lives, works, attends school, and worships on Oahu and their families. For additional information about Pearl Hawaii, visit

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve | ESGR, a Department of Defense program, seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States.

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