Contact Information

Corbett, Douglas Employment Support Specialist 82 Marine St.
St. Augustine FL 32084

Luna, Maureen Program Support Technician PO Box 530524
Miami Shores FL 33301

Jones, Garfield Administrative Support Technician 9500 Armed Forces Dr.
Orlando FL 32847
407-856-6100 x 1519

Johnson, Amanda Administrative Support Technician 82 Marine St.
St. Augustine FL 32084
(904) 823-0336

Starling, Al Employment Coordinator 82 Marine St.
St. Augustine FL 32084


Committee Leadership

Mr. James Dicks State Chair Mr. Brian Reynolds ITT Director/Employer Initiative Program Director
Mr. Ed Apodaca Vice Chair Mr. Steve Read Military Outreach Director
Mr. Lenny Miller Vice Chair Mr. Arden Dickey Ombudsman Director
Mr. Martin Rosen Bosslift Director Ms. Mary McFate Public Affairs Director
Mr. Peter Caspari Employer Outreach Director Mr. Roger Trout Training Director


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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September 23, 2014Attorney Robert Cohen honored by Department of Defense for Patriotic Support

MIAMI, Fla. – Probate and Guardianship Committee of the Dade County Bar Association held a moment of silence in recognition of Patriot’s Day. Immediately Following, Attorney Robert Cohen was honored with a Patriot Award by the Department of Defense for his patriotic support for Jacquin Gilchrist an Air National Guard Captain and lawyer in the firm of Cohen Ruiz.

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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.
September 11, 2014Central Florida employer receives Patriot Award from Guardsman

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award was presented to Fernando Arango from AlliedBarton Security Services during a ceremony at the 164th Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Brigade’s Headquarters Sept. 3.

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