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

Arizona

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
Mrs. Sharon Spane Employment Outreach Director
Mrs. Rebecca Elliott Ombudsman Director
Mr. Chuck Schluter Training Director
Vacant 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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October 17, 2014Sony Pictures Entertainment signs Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve
CULVER CITY, Calif. – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced that Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), today signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve. Lynton signed the pledge in a ceremony held at the SPE Lot in Culver City. He was joined by Paul Mock, ESGR National Chairman. Learn More.
October 14, 2014Arizona Business Leaders sign Statements of Support for Guard and Reserve members

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Arizona Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, announced three local business leaders signed Statements of Support for the Guard and Reserve Oct. 2 at the Arizona Country Club in front of more than 100 of Arizona’s top business leaders.

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October 07, 2014National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve activated as of Sept. 30, 2014

WASHINGTON – The Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air Force Reserve, and the Coast Guard Reserve announced a decrease in activated National Guard members and reservists this week, while the Navy Reserve and the Air National Guard announced an increase of activated National Guard members and reservists. The net collective result is a decrease of 485 activated National Guard members and reservists in comparison to last week.

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