Dr. Stewart Shofner Proudly Received The Above and Beyond Award For His Military Support
Presented by The Tennessee ESGR Committee
Renowned Eye Surgeon, Dr. Stewart Shofner of Shofner Vision Center was awarded the Above and Beyond Award for his support in employing USAF Reservist, Lt. Col. Kevin Johnson and the numerous charities which help Veterans and their families. "I was honored to receive The Patriot Award back in November and very surprised to receive the Above and Beyond Award," says Dr. Shofner. "The real heroes are those men and women who are or have served our country. I just try to help as much as possible."
The award was presented by Retired Vet, Mr. Carl E. Lambert, CW4, Tennessee Chairman of the Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Thursday, January 9, 2014. "It is our duty to be supportive of our military, active duty service members and those serving in the National Guard or Reserve," says Dr. Shofner.
Above and Beyond Award
The Above and Beyond Award is presented by ESGR State Committees to recognize employers at the local level who have gone above and beyond the legal requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) by providing their Guard and Reserve employees additional, non-mandated benefits such as differential or full pay to offset lost wages, extended health benefits, and other similar benefits.
The award is given in limited numbers by state committees to employers who have had at least one of their supervisors/managers recognized with a Patriot Award, and who have signed or agree to sign a statement of support (SoS). State committees are authorized maximum discretion in considering an Above and Beyond award (or other) for Patriot Award nominations of smaller firms, those with no individual supervisors specified, and other similar situations.
About Shofner Vision Center
Dr. Shofner's father was a highly decorated Marine General who participated in more combat than any Marine officer in WWII. He also led the one of the few successful escape from a Japanese prisoner of war camp. Dr. Kevin Johnson is active in the US Air Force Reserves. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force F-16 "Top Eye" program, and participated in the Air Force evaluation of PRK/LASIK for Air Force Academy Cadets and Pilots. Both Dr. Shofner and Dr. Johnson are extremely committed to giving back to our Servicemen and Servicewomen and their families who sacrifice so much for our country.
Services for Military
Shofner Vision Center offers special LASIK programs for Wounded Warriors providing free LASIK for any Serviceman or Servicewoman who has trouble with glasses or contacts because of a lost limb while in combat. Dr. Shofner also offers very affordable vision correction surgery prices for Veterans, Reservists, and Active Duty Serviceman and Servicewomen and their families.