Contact Information

Donald Roy Volunteer Support Technician 330 Old Niskayuna Rd.
Latham NY 12110

Darlene Stanton Program Support Specialist Division of Military & Naval Affairs 330 Old Niskayuna Road
Latham NY 12110

New York

Committee Leadership

Mr. Dennis Lutz State Chair Mrs. Mary Westmoreland Vice Chair
Mr. Paul E. Cannon Ombudsman Director Mr. Emil Baker Capital Area Chair
Ms. Joyce E. Curran Public Affairs Director/Genesee Area Chair Mr. Edgar Bessette Military Outreach Director
Mr. Kent Schneider Training Director Mr. Michael Russell Northern Area Chair
Mr. Maurice Naylon III Western Area Chair Mr. Michael Chierico Long Island Area Chair
Mr. Robert Van Pelt Employer Outreach Director Mr. Doug Little Lower Hudson Valley Area Chair
Mrs. Mary Westmoreland New York City 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.


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August 22, 2017Patriotic Employer Recognized in the Big Apple

NEW YORK – Alina Armbrust was presented with a Patriot Award in New York City Aug. 17. Armbrust works for Citi Private Bank on East 53rd Street. She was nominated by Air Force Reserve Master Sgt. Miriam Carpio-Hospedales. Armbrust has been very helpful to Carpio-Hospedales concerning her military commitment.

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August 15, 2017Bosslift held in New York for Employers

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Forty-seven employers from the Rochester area were provided an opportunity to experience the military life Aug. 12. Service Members from the 642D Aviation Support Battalion provided a safety briefing prior to taking these employers for a one hour flight onboard a CH-47 and two Blackhawk helicopters. After the flight they received an ESGR briefing by the State Chair Dennis Lutz and treated to an MRE lunch. 

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August 09, 2017New York Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve welcomes new NOSC commander

Glenville, N.Y. – The Schenectady Navy Operational Support Center held a Change of Command ceremony Aug. 5. ESGR had a great relationship with the Cmdr. Bilinski and will continue that relationship with Cmdr. Schmid.

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