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

Judge Gregory Holder State Chair Mr. James Dicks 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 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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September 11, 2014James Dicks named new Florida Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Chair

ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, is pleased to announce the selection of James Dicks of Lake Mary Florida as the new ESGR Chair for Florida ESGR.

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September 03, 2014National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve activated as of August 26, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Army National Guard and the Air National Guard announced this week a decrease in activated National Guard members and reservists, while the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, the Air Force Reserve, and the Coast Guard Reserve announced an increase of activated reservists. The net collective result is a decrease of 53 activated National Guard members and reservists in comparison to last week.

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