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 New York City Area 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. Christian P. Bradley Awards Director Mr. Doug Little Lower Hudson Valley 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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February 15, 2017Columbia County Sheriff David Bartlett honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support
HUDSON, N.Y. – Presented with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award for outstanding support of his men and women in uniform, Columbia County Sheriff David Bartlett was honored Jan. 11 in the Columbia County Board of Supervisors Executive Chambers. Learn More.
September 07, 2016Barclays supervisor honored by Department of Defense with Patriot Award

NEW YORK – New York Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced Daniel Fleming was honored Sept. 6 with an individual Patriot Award in recognition of his extraordinary support of his employee serving in the National Guard and Reserve forces of the United States of America.

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WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense announced today the 15 recipients of the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.

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