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

Illinois

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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July 28, 2014Department of Defense announces 15 recipients of 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award
WASHINGTON –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, announced today 15 recipients of the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor DoD gives to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees. Learn More.
May 14, 2014National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 29, 2014
The Army Reserve, Navy Reserve and Marine Corps Reserve announced this week a decrease in activated reservists, while the Army National Guard, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve announced an increase of National Guard members and activated reservists. The Coast Guard Reserve announced no change in the number of activated reservists. The net collective result is 63 more activated National Guard members and reservists in comparison to last week. Learn More.