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Juliette Brandt Volunteer Support Technician Military Bureau Camp Keyes
Augusta ME 04333

Joe Tatem Program Support Specialist Camp Keyes 194 Winthrop St
Augusta ME 04333


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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May 23, 2017Department of Defense selects Craig McKinley as Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve National Chair

WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense selected Craig McKinley to become the new national chair of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. McKinley will assume his new position June 1.

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April 26, 2017Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare supervisor honored with Department of Defense Patriot Award

PORTLAND, Maine – John Edwards, supervisor at Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, was presented with a Patriot Award April 26 by Salvatore Bonetti, Maine Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve employer outreach volunteer, in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee, Amanda McAlister, nominated by her husband, Senior Master Sgt. Tim McAlister, while he  serves in the Guard and Reserve.

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April 12, 2017HNTB Corporation honored by Department of Defense for extraordinary support

WESTBROOK, Maine – Roland Lavallee was honored to receive an Above and Beyond Award  for HNTB Corporation in recognition of extraordinary support of their employees who serve in the Maine Guard and Reserve.

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