Contact Information

Wells, Marvin Employer Support Specialist JFHQ-ESGR 3041 Sidco Dr
Nashville TN 37204
615-313-0753
marvin.r.wells.ctr@mail.mil

Rutherford, John Program Support Technician JFHQ-ESGR 3041 Sidco Dr
Nashville TN 37204
615-313-0752
john.l.rutherford2.ctr@mail.mil

Lee, Shirley Administrative Support Technician 164th AW/ESGR
Memphis TN 38118
901-291-7733
shirley.m.lee.ctr@mail.mil

Goodman, David Administrative Support Technician 1334 Wisegarber Road
Knoxville TN 37909
865-816-8186
david.w.goodman.ctr@mail.mil

Nelson, John Employment Coordinator 3041 Sidco Drive
Nashville TN 37204
615-313-0880

Tennessee

Committee Leadership

Mr. Carl Lambert State Chair, ESGR Volunteer Support and Executive Advisory Subcommittees
Mr. Jim Mungenast State Vice Chair
Ms. Susan Kyle Tennessee ESGR Training Director (Training Director of the Year 2011)
Mr. Alex Horony Military Outreach Director
Mr. Joe Martin Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Fred Denson Tennessee ESGR Ombudsman Director (Ombudsman Director of the Year 2004)
Mr. Ken Tarkington Public Affairs Director
Ms. Melisa Washington ESGR State Website Content Manager

 

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.

News

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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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September 22, 2014President Declares Sept. 21-27 Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week
WASHINGTON –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ President Barack Obama signed a proclamation declaring Sept. 21 – 27, as National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week. The week recognizes the important contributions employers have made in supporting the military service of their National Guard and Reserve employees. Learn More.