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
901-726-7733
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 Transition Coordinator 3041 Sidco Drive
Nashville TN 37204
615-313-0880
john.nelson@iifdata.com

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
Vacant Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Fred Denson Tennessee ESGR Ombudsman Director (Ombudsman Director of the Year 2004)
Mr. Ken Tarkington Public Affairs Director
Ms. Laura Rutherford 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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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.
July 25, 2014Anderson County Sheriff's Department supervisors receives Patriotic Employer Award

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Sheriff Paul White and Patrol Lieutenant Kenny Sharp were awarded the Patriot Award from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), at the Knoxville Board of Commissioners meeting July 21.

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