Contact Information

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

Darlene Stanton Program Support Specialist Division of Military & Naval Affairs 3330 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
Vacant Awards 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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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 13, 2017Verizon general manager honored With Patriot Award

GUILDERLAND, N.Y. – Verizon General Manager Dustin Bloss was presented with a Patriot Award at the Verizon Corporate Office at the Crossgates Mall Jan. 30. The nominator, Marine Corp Reserve Cpl. Jacob Maxwell, wanted to recognize his boss because he always goes out of his way to accommodate time off before and after military trainings. Jake said that Verizon is an excellent place to work and managers are very supportive to all members of the military.

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March 13, 2017New York Justice Center manager receives Department of Defense Patriot Award

DELMAR, N.Y. – Jody Signoracci is the Call Center Manager of the New York Justice Protection of People with Special Needs. She was presented the Secretary of Defense Patriot Award Jan. 10.

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