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

Krista Titus Administrative Support Technician 5636 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix AZ 85008

Scott Essex Employment 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
Vacant Employment Outreach Director
Mrs. Rebecca Elliott Ombudsman Director
Mr. Chuck Schluter Training Director
Vacant Military Outreach Director
Vacant 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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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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August 29, 2014Arizona declares September 21- 27, 2014 as National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Today, Aug. 29, a small ceremony was held at the Papago National Guard Facility. Attending the Ceremony were Dr. Joseph Cuffari, Policy Advisor-Public Safety, Office of Governor Janice K. Brewer, Maj. Gen. Micheal McGuire, The Adjutant General Arizona, Tim Williamson Arizona ESGR State Chair, Scott Essex, Arizona ESGR Chair Emeritus.

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August 29, 2014La Paz County Board of Supervisors sign Proclamation declaring National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week

PARKER, Ariz. – DL Wilson District 1 Supervisor and Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of La Paz County Arizona of Carefree Arizona presents Gretchen Fiske, Arizona Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) volunteer with a signed Proclamation declaring September 22-26, 2014 as National ESGR week.

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