Contact Information

Paulette Mason Volunteer Support Technician 436 CS/ESGR 445 13th Street
Dover DE 19902

Dawn Walker Program Support Specialist 436 CS/ESGR 445 13th St
Dover DE 19902


Committee Leadership

Mr. Gary Stockbridge State Chair
Mr. Frank Dobson Vice Chair
Ms. Amy Kevis Ombudsman Director
Ms. Christine Kubik Training Director


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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February 22, 2017Kaiser Aluminum supervisor receives Patriot Award

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. – Northend Operations Manager Jack Butters of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation was presented with a Patriot Award by Ray Ortega and Sandy Kates, Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve East Area representatives in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee serving in the Guard and Reserve.

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February 21, 2017Nominees for Department Of Defense’s top employer award named

DOVER ­– Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announces five Delaware employers of Guard and Reserve employees have been nominated for the 2017 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, commonly referred to as the “Freedom Award.” 

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December 09, 2016Delaware Authority for Regional Transit supervisors honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. – Heavy Hines and Candy Rivera, supervisors at The Delaware Authority for Regional Transit (DART) First State Transit were presented with Patriot Awards on November 30, at their offices in Dover, Delaware. The awards were presented by Richard Ruben, area volunteer for the Delaware Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee, in recognition of their outstanding support to their Reserve employee.

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