Contact Information

Agustin Rivera Maldonado Program Support Specialist 100 General Estevez St
San Juan PR 00901-2104

Isolina Negron-Ruiz Volunteer Support Technician 100 General Estevez St
San Juan PR 00901-2104

Carlos I. Santana ESGR Coordinator 100 General Estevez St
San Juan PR 00901-2104

Puerto Rico

Committee Leadership

Mr. Ricardo Ruiz State Chair Mr. Ruben Sanchez Ombudsman Director
Mr. Julio C. Laracuente Vice Chair Ms. Genoveva Lopez Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Apolonio Morales East Area Chair Mr. Anthony Mendez Public Affairs Director
Mr. Freddie Zaragoza West Area Chair VACANT Military Outreach Director
Ms. Rebecca Roman North Area Chair Ms. Nydia Garcia Training Director
Ms. Maria de los A. Piris Grau South Area Chair Mr. Victor Velez Northwest Area Chair
Mr. Freddie Zaragoza Southwest Area Chair VACANT Metro Area Chair
VACANT Volunteer Coordinator


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 Uniform 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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June 08, 2017Tennessee ESGR State Chair Carl Lambert dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve State Chair Carl E. Lambert, age 71, died June 4.  He is preceded in death by parents Leslie and Sibble Lambert and sister Anna Sue Mead. 

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WASHINGTON ­– Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced today the 15 recipients of the 2017 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.  The award is the highest honor given to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.

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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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