Contact Information

Teresa Lona Program Support Specialist 100 Minuteman Pkwy
Frankfort KY 40601

Timothy Stinnett Volunteer Support Technician 100 Minuteman Pkwy
Frankfort KY 40601


Committee Leadership

Mr. D. Allen Youngman State Chair
Mr. Norman Arflack Vice Chair
Mr. Phil Miller Employer Outreach
Mr. Mike Richie Military Outreach
Ms. Judy Dillander Training
Mr. Harry Wiley Public Affairs
Mr. Bill Busby Ombudsman
Vacant Boss Lift Director
Mr. John Laughlin Awards
Kempton Baldridge Area 1 Chair
Mr. Larry Abel Area 2 Chair
Mr. Mike Majors Area 3 Chair
Mr. Ernie Pitt Area 4 Chair
Mr. Ralph Brown Area 5 Chair
Mr. Bill Roberts Area 6 Chair
Mr. Rodney Bell Area 7 Chair
Vacant Area 8 Chair
Mr. Paul Beane Area 9 Chair
Mr. Jim Allen Area 10 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.

In Kentucky, ESGR volunteers serve across the Commonwealth as area directors, ombudsmen, trainers, and members who visit with civic groups to tell the ESGR story. Other volunteers visit reserve and Guard installations and units to share USERRA information and tell them about the Kentucky Committee’s jobs efforts. Still others may be found handing out ESGR awards to businesses, assisting at job fairs and  doing a myriad of the “little things” that make our committee successful.

The Kentucky ESGR Committee is especially proud to have had two businesses from our state named Freedom Award recipients in 2013!

The committee posts ESGR information and, of great importance to the vast majority of visitors to this site, job openings for reservists and Guard personnel on its Facebook site. See link on the left side of this page.

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer in Kentucky, please contact any of the three fulltime staff at the numbers listed on the left hand side of this web page.

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June 19, 2017Kentucky’s ESGR Committee hosts Boss Lift for employers

GREENVILLE, Ky. – More than 30 employers from around the Commonwealth were hosted June 14 to live artillery and rocket fire at Ft. Knox and training simulators at the Wendell H. Ford Reserve Training Center located in Western Kentucky at Greenville. The day’s events were part of a Boss Lift hosted by the Kentucky Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

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June 08, 2017Tennessee ESGR State Chair Carl Lambert dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve State Chair Carl E. Lambert, age 71, died June 4.  He is preceded in death by parents Leslie and Sibble Lambert and sister Anna Sue Mead. 

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WASHINGTON ­– Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced today the 15 recipients of the 2017 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.  The award is the highest honor given to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.

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