Contact Information

Marvin Wells Volunteer Support Technician JFHQ-ESGR 3041 Sidco Dr
Nashville TN 38118

Carlton Denson Program Support Specialist JFHQ-ESGR 3042 Sidco Drive
Nashville, TN 37204


Committee Leadership

Mr. Carl Lambert State Chair, ESGR Volunteer Support and Executive Advisory Subcommittees
Mr. Jim Mungenast State Vice Chair
Ms. Susan Kyle Tennessee ESGR Training Director (Training Director of the Year in 2014)
Mr. Dana Hampton
Military Outreach Director
Mr. Bill Marley
Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Fred Denson Tennessee ESGR Ombudsman Director
Mr. Ken Tarkington Public Affairs Director (Public Affairs Director of the Year in 2014)
Mr. Marvin Wells
ESGR State Website Content Manager


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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April 17, 2017Clarksville employers receive ESGR Patriot Award

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Convergys Corporation Operations Manager Tom Fitzgerald received the Employer Support for Guard and Reserve Patriot Award. Nominated by Pfc Yosuke Funabashi, Fitzgerald said he always ensures his employees who are reservists know how much Convergys and he appreciates all they do.

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April 12, 2017Custom Packaging Chief Financial Officer receives Department of Defense Patriot Award

LEBANON, Tenn. – Custom Packaging, LP Chief Financial Officer Eric Linerode received the Patriot Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve April 10. The award is initiated by Guard or Reserve service members to recognize their supervisors for their support in balancing civilian and military careers.

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April 10, 2017Tennessee Highway Patrol supervisor receives Department of Defense Patriot Award

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Highway Patrol Capt. Tim Dover, received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriotic Employer Award April 6 at the Support Services Division office.

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