Committee Leadership

Ms. Jean O'Sullivan State Chair
Mr. Shawn Bryan Chair Emeritus
Mr. Jerry Manock
Vice Chair
VACANT Public Affairs Director
Mr. John desGroseilliers Ombudsman Director
Mr. William Sullivan Training Director
Ms. Pam Brown Employer Outreach Director


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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September 14, 2017Vermont Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve attends community job fair

BURLINGTON, Vt. – The Vermont Department of Labor, Workforce Development Division, hosted the 1st Annual Community and Military Veteran’s Job Fair Sept. 11 at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center located on Williston Road in South Burlington. 

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September 01, 2017People's United Bank leaders recognized by Department of Defense as patriotic employers

WILLISTON, Vt. – People’s United Bank employees, , Senior Vice President of Trust and Investments Vicky Ross of Hinesburg, and manager of the Business Analyst Team Jo Ann Cannon of Stowe, recently received the Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot award. 

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August 24, 2017Vermont Governor signs proclamation

MONTPELIER, Vt. – The Vermont Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve joined Governor Phil Scott, along with Vermont's Adjutant General Steven Cray at a proclamation signing ceremony. Also in attendance were Pro Patria recipients Steven Mundell, Plant Manager of LORD MicroStrain Sensing Systems and Len Pattison, president of Control Technologies.

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