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Committee Leadership

Mr. Robert Barnette State Chair
Ms. Monica Hazelwood Frisby State Vice Chair
Mr. John Lentz Training Director
Mr. Jim Thur Ombudsman Director
Mr. Henry Motley Military Outreach Director
Mr. Gerald James Employer Outreach Director
VACANT Public Affairs Director
Ms. Geambro Hollis Awards Committee Director
Mr. Raymond Dawson Boss Lift Director
Mr. Ronnie Emerson Roanoke Valley Area Chair
Mr. John Lentz Southwest Area Chair
Ms. Geambro Hollis Northern Area Chair
Mr. Robert Sempek Central Area Chair
Mr. Mike Bosco  Fredericskburg Area Chair
Mr. Walter Goodwyn Tidewater Area Chair

  

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

Aaron Sylvester Volunteer Support Technician 5901 Beulah Rd.
Sandston VA 23150-6112
804-236-7720
aaron.j.sylvester.ctr@army.mil

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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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April 10, 2022Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Announces 2021 Volunteers of Year

ALEXANDRIA, Va. –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ In this our 50th year, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve proudly announces the 2021 Volunteers of the Year (VOTY). Volunteers who serve in following functional and operational areas were nominated by their respective State Committee for the prestigious honor of being named Volunteer of the Year: Military Outreach, Employer Outreach, Public Affairs, Training, Ombudsman, and Operations.

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