Contact Information

Bruce Hamilton Program Support Technician 5500 E. Valencia
Tucson AZ 85706
520-750-5891
bruce.e.hamilton4.ctr@mail.mil

Lawrence Wise Program Support Specialist 5636 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix AZ 85008-3495
602-629-4031
Lawrence.a.wise12.nfg@mail.mil

Krista Titus Administrative Support Technician 5636 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix AZ 85008
602-629-4387
Krista.l.titus.ctr@mail.mil

Scott Essex Employment Coordinator 5636 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix AZ 85008
480-250-4902
scott.r.essex.ctr@mail.mil

Arizona

Committee Leadership

Mr. Darren Venters Interim State Chair
Mr. Al Shipley State Vice-Chair
Mr. Larry Jacobs Northern Area Chair
Mr. John Chernoski Southern Area Chair
Mr. Steven Yamamori Central Area Chair
Mrs. Sharon Spane Employment Outreach Director
Mrs. Rebecca Elliott Ombudsman Director
Mr. Chuck Schluter Training Director
Mr. Ed Mangan Military Outreach Director
Mr. Sven Olson Public Affairs Director

 

Welcome! Arizona Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (AZESGR) is a Department of Defense office dedicated to promoting a culture in which all American employers support and value the military service of their employees who also serve in the National Guard and Reserve. 

AZ ESGR is led and operated by a staff of 63 volunteers and four full time staff working throughout the Grand Canyon State to gain and maintain employer support for the Guard and Reserve by recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of the Uniformed Services Employment Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), resolving conflicts through mediation, and connecting military service members and veterans with employment resources. 

The AZ ESGR committee strives to uphold the “We all Serve” motto by creating and maintaining relationships with Arizona employers and service members through programs such as Military Outreach, Employer Outreach, Mediation, and Employment programs. Our mission is to assist both employers and reserve component members equally.

We welcome you to explore our website and invite you to contact us should you have any questions. Our volunteers come from all walks of life; therefore we welcome anyone interested in volunteering with the Arizona ESGR to contact us.

News

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January 09, 2015Amazon supervisor honored by Department of Defense in interstate effort to award support

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Arizona Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced Jan. 9 that Ken Hulik of Amazon was honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee serving in the Arizona National Guard.

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January 08, 2015Arizona National Guard first ever Muster conducted

TEMPE, Ariz. – The Arizona National Guard conducted it first muster day Dec. 7 for Soldiers, Airmen and their families at Arizona State University Football Field which consisted of approximately 4,000 Soldiers and Airmen in attendance.

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January 05, 2015Arizona Pioneer Home signs Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve

PRESCOTT, Ariz. – Arizona Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced that Ted Ihrman, Superintendent of the Arizona Pioneers Home, signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve on Dec. 30. 

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