Contact Information

Sage Maker Volunteer Support Technician 541 Airport Rd.
Warwick RI 02886

Rhode Island

Committee Leadership

Mr. Mike Ritz State Chair
Mr. Phil Albert Vice Chair
Mr. Tom Klump Employer Outreach Director
Mr. John Mulattieri Military Outreach Director
Mr. Bill Sloyer Ombudsman Director
Mr. Ron Whittemore 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 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 22, 2017Trans Canada Power supervisor receives Department of Defense Patriot Award

HARRISVILLE, R.I. – Gary Rouleau, supervisor at Trans Canada Power, was presented with a Patriot Award Feb. 10 by Chris Sanford, volunteer for the Rhode Island Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee, in recognition of his support of Guard and Reserve employees.

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February 14, 2017Cardi’s Furniture signs Statement of Support for Guard and Reserve Service members

WARWICK, R.I. – Rhode Island Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced Peter, Nicholas, and Ron Cardi, owners of Cardi’s Furniture and Mattress, signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve Dec. 8 at their showroom location in Swansea Massachusetts.

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