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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August 15, 2014Tucson Chamber of Commerce president signs Statement of Support
TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced that Mike Varney, president of Tucson Chamber of Commerce, signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve Aug. 7. The signing ceremony occurred at the Tucson Hilton East. This signing of the Statement of Support should be an example to all those businesses that are also members of the Tucson Chamber of Commerce to follow Varney in being supportive employers of the National Guard and Reserves. Learn More.
August 15, 2014Arizona ESGR holds first Ombudsman Symposium

CAMP NAVAJO, Ariz. – The Arizona Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve held its first ever Ombudsman Symposium in Northern Arizona July 31 through Aug. 2. The symposium attracted 100 percent attendance of the ESGR Ombudsman team and was supported by the full time staff.

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August 15, 2014National Enlisted Association of the National Guard United States Conference held in Arizona

PHOENIX, Ariz. - The National Enlisted Association of the National Guard United States (EANGUS) held its Annual National Conference for 2014 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix Arizona.

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September 02, 2014AZ- Proclamation Acceptance
September 02, 2014AZ-Proclamation Acceptance
September 04, 2014AZ- H2H Career Fair
September 09, 2014AZ-Proclamation Acceptance