Contact Information

Dennis Wellman Employer Support Specialist Military Bureau Camp Keyes
Augusta ME 04333
207-430-5891
Dennis.p.wellman.ctr@mail.mil

Juliette Brandt Program Support Technician Military Bureau Camp Keyes
Augusta ME 04333
207-430-5892
juliette.m.brandt.ctr@mail.mil

Travis Hill Employment Coordinator Military Bureau Camp Keyes
Augusta ME 04333
207-779-6921

Maine

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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November 26, 2014Wal-Mart Distribution Center supervisors honored by Department of Defense for Extraordinary Support of Employees Serving in the Maine Air National Guard

LEWISTON, Maine – Maine Committee Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced today that Keith Blais – Maintenance Operations Manager and Rick Lavallee – Maintenance Area Manager of the Wal-Mart Distribution Center were each presented with the Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of employee Staff Sgt. Ryan Kelly who serves in the Maine Air National Guard of the 133rd Engineering Battalion in Portland Maine.

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November 18, 2014Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber of Commerce signs ESGR Statement of Support

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Maine Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, announced that Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber Interim Executive Director Carolyn Farkas-Noe, signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve Nov. 12 at the annual Hiring Maine’s Heroes Job Fair with Brig. Gen. Gerard Bolduc, Maine Air National Guard Commander and in front of 45 Southern Midcoast Maine area employers.

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