Contact Information

Larry Klink Employment Support Specialist Bldg 7-10 FTIG
Annville PA 17003

Theresa Arentzen Program Support Technician 1051 Fairchild St
Horsham PA 19044

Whitney Komaniak Administrative Support Technician Army Strong Community Center 99th Soldier Lane
Coraopolis PA 15108

Greg Simmons Administrative Support Technician 252nd Engineers Company, ATTN: PA-ESGR 565 Walters Avenue
Johnstown PA 15904

Dave Tebo Employment Coordinator 1424 Cito Road
Big Cove Tannery PA 17212


Committee Leadership

Mrs. Denise Gross State Chair
Mr. Fred Fair Vice 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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August 07, 2014South Carolina ESGR Announces the passing of State Chair John V. Green

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve State Chair John V. Green passed away August 5. Funeral services for John V. Green, 84, were held Saturday, August 9, at Forest Lake Presbyterian, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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August 06, 2014Cast of the Brandywiners ‘Annie’ show their support for our National Guard and Reserve members

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. – At a recent rehearsal for their upcoming production of the musical “Annie,” the cast and crew of The Brandywiners took an ‘intermission’ and signed a Statement of Support on behalf of the National Guard and Reserve. The patriotic certificate is a symbolic affirmation that The Brandywiners value and support the military service and sacrifice of the National Guard and Reserve that make up approximately 48 percent of our total defense.

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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.