Contact Information

Walcott, Verna Employment Coordinator JFHQ RR1 Box 9202
Kingshill VI 00850-9731

US Virgin Islands

Committee Leadership

Mr. Beresford Edwards State Chair
Mr. Stanley Jones Vice Chair
Mrs. Sandra Benjamin Area Chair - St. Thomas
Ms. Hollis McIntosh
Area Chair - St. Croix
Ms. Zandra Petersen Ombudsman Director
Ms. Lorelie Clarke Training Director
Vacant Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Kenny Walcott Military Outreach Director
Mrs. Shereen A. Grouby Public Affairs 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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July 07, 2015Virgin Islands employers participate in ESGR Boss Lift

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – Community employers of Service members toured the grounds of the Virgin Islands Army National Guard, St. Croix facilities June 2.

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July 07, 2015ESGR honors military employers

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – The Virgin Islands Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve honored persons, businesses, organizations and local government agencies for supporting service members at its Employer Awards and Recognition Dinner June 27.

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WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense announced today the 15 recipients of the 2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.

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