Contact Information

Benjamin Beaudry Program Support Technician 360 Broad St.
Hartford CT 06015

Joshua Mead Employer Support Specialist 360 Broad St.
Hartford CT 06015

Meghan Connors Administrative Support Technician 100 Nicholson Road
East Granby CT 06026
860-292-2310 EXT: 1032257

Lorraine Baltimore Emploment Transition Coordinator 360 Broad Street
Hartford CT 06105


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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September 22, 2014President Declares Sept. 21-27 Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week
WASHINGTON –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ President Barack Obama signed a proclamation declaring Sept. 21 – 27, as National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week. The week recognizes the important contributions employers have made in supporting the military service of their National Guard and Reserve employees. Learn More.
September 09, 2014Connecticut ESGR Chair selected as Grand Marshall for Four Town Fair parade
HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, is proud to announce that its state Chair, Ted C. Graziani of Ellington, Connecticut was recently selected and named as the grand marshal for the Four Town Fair parade. The parade will begin at 10:00 A.M. Sept. 13 on Main St. in Somers, Connecticut.
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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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