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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April 11, 2017Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Briefing with the Boss held at U.S. Coast Guard Sector

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee state Chair Ricardo Ruiz, State Chair announced today employers of the community gathered at La Puntilla installations and participate in the annual Briefing with the Boss event, hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Juan and ESGR March 25.

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April 11, 2017Computer Science Corporation human resources supervisor honored by Department of Defense

ISABELA, Puerto Rico – Hermy Rosario, a senior professional human resources supervisor at Computer Science Corporation Puerto Rico, LLC was presented with a Patriot Award March 30 by Rebecca Roman and Victor Velez, area chairs of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. Rosario was recognized for the extraordinary support and encouragement she showed to her Reserve Component employee.

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March 27, 2017Sheraton Puerto Rico Convention Center guest services manager receives Patriot Award

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced Guest Service Manager Daniela Brandao of Sheraton Puerto Rico Convention Center, were honored March 23 with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of their employee while serving in the Guard and Reserve.

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