Supporting our nation’s heroes

CVS Health has received the U.S. Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.
CVS Health has received the U.S. Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

CVS Health is proud to be a recipient of the 2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers for outstanding support of employees who are National Guard and Reserve members.

The 2015 award recipients were selected from nearly 3,000 employers who received nominations from guard members and reservists for going far beyond what the federal law requires to support their military employees. CVS Health was nominated by Alyce Pagliarini, an information security manager at our headquarters in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Alyce proudly serves as a Major with the Rhode Island Air National Guard’s 102nd Network Warfare Squadron and is Rhode Island’s cyber liaison.

“I’ve witnessed firsthand the support CVS Health provides colleagues in the service, including myself,” she says. “I strongly believe the company is committed to creating a flexible and welcoming environment, where employees can be successful both militarily and professionally.”

CVS Health was one of 15 employers recognized by Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work in a ceremony at the Pentagon.

“We appreciate the values and skills service members bring to our workforce,” said David Casey, Vice President, Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer, CVS Health. “Offering our nation’s heroes the tools and resources they need to succeed within our company, while giving them the career flexibility they need to succeed as citizen soldiers, is not only the right thing to do, but also  makes good business sense.”

National Guard and Reserve members work in a wide variety of positions across CVS Health, including at CVS Pharmacy retail stores, infusion facilities, distribution centers, mail order pharmacies and our corporate offices. In addition to supporting those currently serving in the military, the company also has a robust program in place to connect veterans and military spouses with employment opportunities.

Learn more about our commitment to veterans