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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July 26, 2017Celebrating Military Supportive Employers

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands – The Virgin Islands Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve recognized supportive military employers during its annual Award and Recognition Dinner held July 15.

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July 07, 2017US Virgin Islands Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve recognizes deserving employers

 ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – “We are here tonight to recognize an equally impressive and deserving group. The employers of our community that make the Guard and all of their greatness, a possibility,” said, Kimberly McCollum, BSEE, guest speaker at the Virgin Islands Committee for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve annual St. Croix Awards and Recognition Dinner held July 1.

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June 08, 2017Tennessee ESGR State Chair Carl Lambert dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve State Chair Carl E. Lambert, age 71, died June 4.  He is preceded in death by parents Leslie and Sibble Lambert and sister Anna Sue Mead. 

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