Contact Information

Derek Shumpert Volunteer Support Technician 1 National Guard Rd
Columbia SC 29201
803-299-2515
derek.p.shumpert.ctr@mail.mil

Pamela R. McFarland Program Support Specialist 1 National Guard Rd
Columbia SC 29201
803-299-2672
pamela.r.mcfarland3.ctr@mail.mil

South Carolina

Committee Leadership

Mr. Eli Wishart State Chair Ms. Frances Owens Awards Coordinator
Mr. Bill Boozer Vice Chair Mr. Brad Ware Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Dick Fuller Area 1 Chair Mr. John Finan Employment Initiative Director
Mr. Bob Kuenzli Area 2 Chair Dr. Dan Cobb Ombudsman Director
Mr. Tommy Sanders Area 3 Chair VACANT Public Affairs Director
Mr. Bill Boozer  Area 4 Chair Mr. Jim Rhodes Training Director
Ms. Melinda Woodhurst Area 5 Chair Mr. Nelson Lacy Volunteer Management Coordinator
Mr. John Nichols Area 6 Chair Ms. Melinda Woodhurst Military Outreach Director
Mr. Tommy Thompson Area 7 Chair Ms. Jennifer Harding Area 8 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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March 13, 2017FREEDOM AWARD FINALISTS NAMED
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.
March 09, 2017Marley Engineered Products supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

NEWBERRY, S.C. – South Carolina Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, announced Bob Somers of Marley Engineered Products was honored with a Patriot Award.

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March 09, 2017Kunkle Tire and Service Tire Pros supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

NEWBERRY, S.C. – South Carolina Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced Rance Boozer of Kunkle Tire and Service Tire Pros was honored with a Patriot Award. 

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