ESGR is a volunteer-led and volunteer-centric Department of Defense program within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. Led by National Chair Paul E. Mock and Director, Family and Employer Programs and Policy, M. Alex Baird, ESGR operates through a network of more than 4,500 volunteers in 54 committees located across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam-CNMI (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Subcommittees - ESGR’s six volunteer subcommittees provide direction and coordination for ESGR activities. They include:
Executive Advisory Subcommittee
Volunteer Support Subcommittee
Information Technology Subcommittee
Headquarters ESGR – Headquarters for ESGR is located in Alexandria, Virginia, and is comprised of directorates aligned by mission areas:
Outreach - Executes ESGR’s strategic communication plan and provides guidance in the military and employer outreach arenas.
Ombudsmen - Manage tens of thousands of phone calls, emails, and website inquiries based on the Federal USERRA law, providing free and neutral mediation to resolve issues between employers and Service members.
Volunteer Support - Serves as a direct link to the State Committees, providing guidance and support for ESGR’s recruiting, retention, recognition, training, and operations efforts.