Committee Leadership

Mr. Shawn Bryan State Chair
VACANT Public Affairs Director
Mr. John desGroseilliers Ombudsman Director
Mr. William Sullivan Training Director
Ms. Pam Brown Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Jerry Manock Employer Outreach Coordinator (Chittenden County)


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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August 22, 2016Essex County Sheriff receives Department of Defense Above and Beyond Award

GUILDHALL, Vt. – Essex County Sheriff Trevor Colby, of Lunenburg, was recently presented with the Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award and Above and Beyond Award.

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August 22, 2016University of Vermont Medical Center staffing office manager receives Patriot Award

COLCHESTER, Vt. – Katherine “Katie” Palmer, of Essex Junction, and manager of the Staffing Office in Health Administration Services at UVM Medical Center in Burlington, was recently presented with the U.S. Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award.

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WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense announced today the 15 recipients of the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.

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January 18, 2017VT VVESN Meeting
February 11, 2017VT ARNG SRC Support
March 01, 2017VT UVM Career Fair
March 08, 2017VT VTC Career Fair