Contact Information

Theresa Arentzen Volunteer Support Technician 1051 Fairchild St
Horsham PA 19044

Kent Durand Program Support Specialist Bldg 14-109 FTIG
Annville PA 17003


Committee Leadership

Mrs. Denise Gross State Chair
Mr. Fred Fair Vice 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.
October 28, 2016Sheriff Jewell Williams honored by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

PHILADELPHIA – Sheriff Jewell Williams was honored by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, with the “Above And Beyond Award” for his support of veterans in the Office of the Sheriff of Philadelphia City and County Oct. 26.

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August 05, 2016JW Aluminum Company supervisor honored with a Patriot Award

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of
Defense program, announced today Dustin Harris of JW Aluminum Co. was honored with a Patriot
Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employees serving in the Pennsylvania Guard and Reserve.

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