Contact Information

Mark K. Whitlock Employment Support Specialist 1301 N. MacArthur Blvd
Springfield IL
217-761-3642
mark.k.whitlock.mil@mail.mil

Kathy Kozak Program Support Technician 8660 W. Cermak Rd.
North Riverside IL 60546
708-824-6111
kathy.a.kozak.ctr@mail.mil

Jean Collier Administrative Support Technician 1301 N. MacArthur Blvd
Springfield IL
217-761-3971
jean.a.collier2.ctr@mail.mil

Darrell Melrose Employment Coordinator Armed Forces Reserve Center 3101 S. Airport Road
Peoria IL 61607
309-633-1104 Ext 5367
darrell.a.melrose.mil@mail.mil

Illinois

Committee Leadership

Mr. Ron Bacci State Chair
Dr. Michael Ayers Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Terry McCollom Military Outreach Director
Mr. Bennett Krause EIP Director
Mr. Dick Franzen Ombudsman Services Director
Mr. Mike Holub Public Affairs Director
Mr. Tim Franklin Training Director
Ms. Laurie Silvey Awards Director

 

Illinois Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is one of 54 ESGR State Committees nationwide working with a common purpose - to promote a culture in which all American employers support and value the military service of their employees who also serve in the National Guard and Reserve.

Illinois ESGR works through a network of dedicated volunteers throughout the state who carry out this mission. Our volunteers conduct employer outreach programs, including informational briefings and events, neutral mediation and recognition of employers whose policies support or encourage military service. We also work to inform and educate thousands of Reserve Component members regarding their rights and responsibilities under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and ways to develop and maintain a good relationship their employer.

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December 18, 2014National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of December 16, 2014

WASHINGTON – The Army Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and Coast Guard Reserve announced a decrease in activated National Guard members and reservists this week, while the Army National Guard, Navy Reserve, and Marine Corps Reserve announced an increase of activated National Guard members and reservists. The net collective result is a decrease of 468 activated National Guard members and reservists in comparison to last week.

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October 17, 2014Sony Pictures Entertainment signs Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve
CULVER CITY, Calif. – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced that Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), today signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve. Lynton signed the pledge in a ceremony held at the SPE Lot in Culver City. He was joined by Paul Mock, ESGR National Chairman. Learn More.
October 07, 2014National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve activated as of Sept. 30, 2014

WASHINGTON – The Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air Force Reserve, and the Coast Guard Reserve announced a decrease in activated National Guard members and reservists this week, while the Navy Reserve and the Air National Guard announced an increase of activated National Guard members and reservists. The net collective result is a decrease of 485 activated National Guard members and reservists in comparison to last week.

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