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US Virgin Islands

Committee Leadership

Mr. Stanley Jones State Chair
Vacant Vice Chair
Ms. Jacqueline Sprauve Area Chair - St. Thomas / St. John
Ms. Hollis McIntosh Area Chair - St. Croix
Ms. Zandra Petersen Ombudsman Director
Ms. Lorelie Clarke Training Director
Ms. Julia Joseph-Simon Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Kenny Walcott Military Outreach Director
Ms. Shereen Grouby Public Affairs Director / Volunteer Coordinator

 

ESGR, a Department of Defense office, is comprised of dedicated and trained volunteers and staff. We will develop and promote employer support for Guard and Reserve service by advocating relevant initiatives, recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of applicable laws, and resolving conflict between employers and Service members.

ESGR informs and educates service members and their civilian employers regarding their rights and responsibilities governed by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). ESGR does not have statutory authority to enforce, but serves as a neutral, free resource to employers and service members. ESGR’s trained ombudsmen provide mediation of issues relating to compliance with USERRA.

Contact Information

Verna Walcott Volunteer Support Technician RR1 Box 9201 Virgin Islands National Guard - JFHQ
Kingshill VI 00850
340-713-5722
verna.l.walcott.ctr@army.mil

News

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November 22, 2022ESGR Gathers for Annual National Leadership Meeting

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – As we continue to celebrate our 50th Anniversary, dozens of state committee leaders, volunteers, and staff of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) gathered at the Mark Center for the 2022 Annual National Leadership Meeting (NLM) November 17 and 18.

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September 30, 20222023 Freedom Award Nomination Season Opens October 1

WASHINGTON ­– The 2023 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award nomination season opens October 1, meaning Guard and Reserve Service members across the nation can submit their exceptional employers for national recognition beginning October 1 until December 31.

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May 23, 2022Juan F. Luis Hospital 2022 Freedom Award Nominee

The Virgin Islands Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve recognizes the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center as a 2022 Freedom Award semi-finalist during the committee's St. Croix Briefing with the Boss, recently.

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