Contact Information

Jennifer McGuiggan Volunteer Support Technician 5901 Beulah Rd.
Sandston VA 23150-6112

Monica Hazelwood-Frisby Program Support Specialist Bldg 316, Ft Pickett
Blackstone VA 23824


Committee Leadership

Mr. Steve Villalpando State Chair Mr. William Germelman Valley Area Chair
Mr. Joe Straten State Vice Chair Mr. Pete Montague Southwest VA Area Chair
Mr. James Reid State Training Director Ms. Geambro Hollis Northern VA Area Chair
Ms. Cynthia Norwood State Ombudsman Director Mr. Robert Barnette Central VA Area Chair
Mr. Omer Pugh State Military Outreach Director Ms. Ann Bey Fredericksburg Area Chair
Mr. Barry Firebaugh State Employer Outreach Director Mr. Walter Goodwyn Tidewater Area Chair
Vacant State Public Affairs Director Mr. Henry Motley Piedmont Area Chair
Mr. Barry Vanlandingham State Awards Committee Director Mr. Robert W. Vaughan Roanoke Area Chair
Mr. Derrick Beggs State Boss Lift Director Mr. Jerome Wade Peninsula Area Chair


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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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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WASHINGTON ­– Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced today the 15 recipients of the 2017 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.  The award is the highest honor given to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.

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May 23, 2017Department of Defense selects Craig McKinley as Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve National Chair

WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense selected Craig McKinley to become the new national chair of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. McKinley will assume his new position June 1.

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