Contact Information

Verna Walcott Volunteer Support Technician RR1 Box 9201 Virgin Islands National Guard - JFHQ
Kingshill VI 00850

US Virgin Islands

Committee Leadership

Mr. Beresford Edwards State Chair
Mr. Stanley Jones Vice Chair
Vacant Area Chair - St. Thomas / St. John
Ms. Hollis McIntosh Area Chair - St. Croix
Ms. Zandra Petersen Ombudsman Director
Ms. Lorelie Clarke Training Director
Mr. Eric Clements Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Kenny Walcott Military Outreach Director
Mrs. Shereen Grouby Public Affairs Director / 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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March 19, 2017Supporting local service members- Virgin Islands Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Briefed the Boss

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands – “Support your local service member,” was the phrase St. Thomas employers heard during the Virgin Islands Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Briefing with the Boss held March 15 on St. Thomas. 

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March 19, 2017Virgin Islands Employer Support of the Guard hosts Briefing with the Boss

KINGSHILL, U.S. Virgin Islands – Mission, duty and sacrifice – St. Croix employers received a better understanding of the military service of their employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve, during a Virgin Islands Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Briefing with the Boss held March 8.

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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.