Contact Information

Amanda Johnson Volunteer Support Technician 82 Marine St
St Augustine FL 32084

Cindy Harkrider Program Support Specialist 82 Marine Street
Saint Augustine FL 32084


Committee Leadership

Mr. James Dicks State Chair Mr. Brian Reynolds Employer Initiative Program Director
Mr. Tim Lambert Vice Chair Mr. Steve Read Military Outreach Director
Mr. Lenny Miller Vice Chair Mr. Arden Dickey Ombudsman Director
Mr. Donald Gauthier Awards Director Ms. Mary McFate Public Affairs Director
Mr. Martin Rosen Bosslift Director Mr. Ian MacGeorge IT/Social Media 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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November 02, 2016University of Miami nursing supervisor receives Department of Defense Patriot Award

MIAMI – Alina Riesgo, nursing supervisor at the University of Miami Mailman Center, Department of Pediatrics, was presented with a Patriot Award April 29 by Michael Mills, area chair for the Florida Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee, in recognition of extraordinary support of her Guard and Reserve employees.

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WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense announced today the 15 recipients of the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.

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April 14, 2016Mayor of Islamorada – Village of Islands – signs Statement of Support for Guard and Reserve members

ISLAMORADA, Fla. Florida Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced Mayor Deb Gillis signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve March 17 at the Council Meeting held at the Islamorada Community Center.

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