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 VACANT 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
Mr. Jose Rivera 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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August 28, 2017Antilles Middle School supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced that Luldes Giraud, Antilles Middle School, Fort Buchanan, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico was honored Aug. 25 with a Patriot Award as a recognition for her extraordinary support to her husband who is serving in the Army Reserve.

Giraud was nominated by Laura Soldevila, wife of Command Sgt. Maj. Harvey Diaz, for being highly supportive and demonstrated that she takes time and makes sure that Diaz’s family is doing fine while he is deployed. This is the first time that Giraud received this award. She was surprised with the award and said: “I’m very surprise for this award, I am very pleased to help our soldiers, but especially to their families who stayed at home.”

Photo from left to right: Laura Soldevila, Luldes Giraud, and Ombudsman Director Ruben Sanchez-Burgos

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August 28, 2017Caguas G4S Security Solutions supervisors receive Department of Defense Patriot Awards

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico – Melba Cintrón, Human Resources and security Sgt. Nereida Díaz, supervisors at G4S Security Solutions, were presented with Patriot Awards Aug. 16 by Puerto Rico Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Training Director Nydia Garcia-Soto.

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August 10, 2017Puerto Rico ESGR committee honors Pedro De Jesus with the ESGR Lifetime Achievement Award

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – During the Annual Planning Award Meeting Aug. 4 the Puerto Rico-Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve committee recognized Pedro De Jesus as the elder volunteer in Puerto Rico Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee. 

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