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. James Hopper 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
Ms. Adrienne Anderson 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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December 12, 2016NRECA signs Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Statement of Support

RICHMOND, Va. – The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association signed the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve Statement of Support, Friday, in Arlington.

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October 24, 2016US Marine Corps Deputy Commandant signs Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Statement of Support

RICHMOND, Va. – The U.S. Marine Corps joins a long distinguished list of companies and public sector employers dedicated to supporting the National Guard and Reserve. Lt. Gen. Mark Brilakis, Deputy Commandant, Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps, signed the Statement of Support Oct. 21 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, on behalf of the Marine Corps.

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October 10, 2016Bank of Lancaster employees receive Patriot Awards – sign Statement of Support

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, announced that Bank of Lancaster, an affiliate of Bay Banks of Virginia, signed a Statement of Support for the National Guard and Reserve at their location at Paragon Place.

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