Contact Information

Corbett, Douglas Employment Support Specialist 82 Marine St.
St. Augustine FL 32084

Luna, Maureen Program Support Technician PO Box 530524
Miami Shores FL 33301

Jones, Garfield Administrative Support Technician 9500 Armed Forces Reserve Dr. W 221
Orlando FL 32827
(407) 240-5939 x1519

Johnson, Amanda Administrative Support Technician 82 Marine St.
St. Augustine FL 32084
(904) 823-0336

Starling, Al Employment Coordinator 82 Marine St.
St. Augustine FL 32084


Committee Leadership

Mr. James Dicks State Chair Mr. Brian Reynolds Employer Initiative Program Director
Mr. Ed Apodaca Vice Chair Mr. Steve Read Military Outreach Director
Mr. Lenny Miller Vice Chair Mr. Arden Dickey Ombudsman Director
Mr. Donald Gauthier Awards Director Ms. Mary McFate Public Affairs Director
Mr. Martin Rosen Bosslift Director Mr. Ian MacGeorge IT/Social Media Director
Mr. Peter Caspari Employer Outreach Director Mr. Roger Trout Training Director


ESGR, a Department of Defense office, is comprised of dedicated and trained volunteers and staff. We will develop and promote employer support for Guard and Reserve service by advocating relevant initiatives, recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of applicable laws, and resolving conflict between employers and service members.

ESGR informs and educates service members and their civilian employers regarding their rights and responsibilities governed by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). ESGR does not have statutory authority to enforce, but serves as a neutral, free resource to employers and service members. ESGR’s trained ombudsmen provide mediation of issues relating to compliance with USERRA.

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December 18, 2014National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of December 16, 2014

WASHINGTON – The Army Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and Coast Guard Reserve announced a decrease in activated National Guard members and reservists this week, while the Army National Guard, Navy Reserve, and Marine Corps Reserve announced an increase of activated National Guard members and reservists. The net collective result is a decrease of 468 activated National Guard members and reservists in comparison to last week.

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December 05, 2014Tampa Bay Buccaneers manager honored by Department of Defense for Patriotic Support

TAMPA, Fla. – Buccaneers Cheerleader & Mascot Manager Tara Battiato was given the Patriotic Employer Award by ESGR, an organization that supports reservists by ensuring they maintain civilian employment when they are called to active duty orders. Battiato was nominated by Jeannie Gonzalez, a first-year member of the Buccaneers Cheerleaders who is currently an active-duty reservist in the U.S. Navy.

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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.