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. 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
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.

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December 16, 2014OReilly Auto Parts honored by Department of Defense for outstanding support of the National Guard

PHOENIX, Ariz. –Arizona Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced Dec. 11 John Hyder, Western Regional Facilities Supervisor with O'reilly Auto Parts was honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employee serving in the Arizona Guard and Reserve.

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December 10, 2014Intel honored by Department of Defense with Extraordinary Employer Award

CHANDLER, Ariz. – Arizona Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, recognized Intel by honoring with an Extraordinary Employer Support Award (EES) in recognition of extraordinary support of its employees serving in the National Guard and Reserves throughout Arizona. The award was presented at an Awards Recognition Luncheon “Duty, Honor, Country” held at Intel on Nov. 7. The ceremony included speakers Maj. Gen. Michael McGuire, Adjutant General for the Arizona National Guard, Senator John McCain, and Curtis Smith Intel employee and member of the U.S. Navy Reserve. The ceremony was also attended by nearly 150 veterans who are currently employed by Intel. 

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December 04, 2014Intel supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support of employee serving in the Army Reserve

CHANDLER, Ariz.  – Arizona Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, recognized Ms. Pat McDonald of Intel by honoring her with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employee serving in the U.S. Army Reserve. The award was presented at an Awards Recognition Luncheon “Duty, Honor, Country” held at Intel on Nov. 7. The ceremony included speakers; Arizona Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Michael McGuire, Senator John McCain, and Curtis Smith Intel employee and member of the U.S. Navy Reserve.

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