Contact Information

Bruce Hamilton Program Support Technician 5500 E. Valencia
Tucson AZ 85706

Lawrence Wise Program Support Specialist 5636 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix AZ 85008-3495

Scott Essex Employment Transition Coordinator 5636 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix AZ 85008


Committee Leadership

Mr. Tim Williamson State Chair
Mr. Al Shipley State Vice-Chair
Mr. Darren Venters Northern Area Chair
Mr. John Chernoski Southern Area Chair
Mr. Steven Yamamori Central Area Chair
Mr. Charles Schluter Employment Outreach Director
Mrs. Rebecca Elliott Ombudsman Director
Mr. Tony Morrison Training Director
Vacant Military Outreach Director
Mr. Brent McQuilkin 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 52 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.


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April 04, 2014Federal Aviation Administration-Prescott Tower manager honored with Patriot Award

Prescott, Ariz. –Northern Arizona Area Chair, Darren Venters, present the ESGR Patriot Award to Paul Winski, Manager of the Federal Aviation Administration – Prescott Tower April 2. Winski was nominated by Staff Sergeant Christopher Brattin, Arizona Air National Guard and he stated; “Even though the office was short of people, his manager was very understanding and supportive of his commitment to serving in the Air National Guard.”

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April 01, 2014The Hilton Worldwide Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel, signs a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve

New Orleans, La. – Larry Jones, Area Chair, Louisiana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced that Hilton Worldwide Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve April 1. The signing ceremony occurred at the historic Hilton Worldwide Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel followed by a career fair for Veterans at the hotel. All of this is part of the Hilton Worldwide chain having previously pledged to hire 10,000 Guardsmen, Reservists, Veterans, and Spouses. In addition to the Statement of Support, Tod Chambers, general manager at the Roosevelt Hotel also received the “My Boss is a Patriot” pin, and the thanks of the Committee for the continued support of the Guard and Reserve.

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