Contact Information

Amanda Johnson Administrative Support Technician 82 Marine St.
St. Augustine FL 32084

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

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

Al Starling Employment Support Specialist 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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February 24, 2015National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of February 10, 2015
Washington - The Army National Guard and Marine Corps Reserve announced an increase activated National Guard members and reservists this week, while the, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve announced a decrease of activated National Guard members and reservists. Coast Guard Reserve numbers did not change from last week. The net collective result is a decrease of 429activated National Guard members and reservists in comparison to last week. Learn More.
January 14, 2015Approved Mortgage Corporation supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Florida Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, announced Steven Cappiello, Vice-President of Approved Mortgage Corporation of Homestead was honored Jan. 8 with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee whose husband is serving in the Air Force Reserve.

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January 08, 2015Florida ESGR Area 4 Chair presented with state commendation medal

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Maj. Gen. Emmett Titshaw, Adjutant General of the Florida National Guard, proudly presented Mrs. Penelope "Penny" L. Justice the Governor's State of Florida Commendation Medal for her service as the Florida Guard Family Career Connection (FGFCC) state program manager. Her efforts have directly improved the readiness, resiliency and quality of life for hundreds of Florida National Guard Members and their families since 2011.

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