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. Jim Mungenast State Chair, ESGR Volunteer Support and Executive Advisory Subcommittees
VACANT 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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July 17, 2017DSI Security Services supervisor receives Patriot Award

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award was presented to DSI Security Services Operations Manager Rick Allen earlier this month. 

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July 17, 2017Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System Police Service chief honored by Department of Defense
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Tennessee Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Brian D. Grajek of the 117th Military Police Battalion nominated his supervisor Chief Jon Maggard of the Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (VA TVHS) Police Service for the Patriotic Employer Award.  Learn More.
June 30, 2017Fox 17 operations manager receives Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Fox 17 Operations Manager Bob Shrader was presented with the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve Patriotic Employer Award June 27. 

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