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James Adams Volunteer Support Technician 1750 Congressman Dickinson Dr. Room 123
Montgomery AL 36109

Billie Ivey Program Support Specialist 1750 Congressman Dickinson Dr. Room 123
Montgomery AL 36109
334-271-7288 <


Department of Defense


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.


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March 29, 2017Intuitive Research and Technology executives honored by Department of Defense

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A Huntsville corporation and two of its executives were honored March 11 by the Alabama Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

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WASHINGTON (March 13) – Employers that support their military employees’ service make all the difference in the world.  That support can include paying an employee the difference between their military and civilian pay during a deployment, or even offering a full salary for the duration.  It can also be arranging for a US senator to be on hand for a farewell ceremony.  Some companies show their commitment by targeting military for hiring, while others set up military affinity groups to learn how to better serve their military employees.  Still others pitch in and simply make life easier for the families of deployed service members. Learn More.
March 09, 2017Wetumpka High School Principal receives Department of Defense Patriot Award
Wetumpka, Ala. – Robbie Slater, the principal at Wetumpka High School was presented with an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award recently by Alabama ESGR volunteer Gardner Perdue in recognition of extraordinary support of his Reserve Component employee. Learn More.