Contact Information

Franklin Huff Program Support Technician 496 3rd Street
Pineville LA 71360

Marvin Fife Administrative Support Technician 917 Hwy 868
Winnsboro LA 71295

Frank Honeycutt Program Support Specialist 59406 HWY 10
Bogalusa LA 70247

James Hou Employment Coordinator 6400 St. Claude Ave. Bldg. 250, Rm 414
New Orleans LA 70117


Committee Leadership

Mr. John Pugh Chair, HQ ESGR Volunteer Support Subcommittee
Mr. Larry Jones Vice Chair,  Employer Outreach Director and Area Chair Southeast Louisiana
Mr. Bob Gillan Vice Chair & Area Chair Central Louisiana
Mr. Keith Kingston Military Outreach Director
Mr. John Manion Ombudsman Director,  HQ ESGR Ombudsman Subcommittee
Mr. Tommy Shoemaker Training Director
Mr. Ryan Nelson
Public Affairs Director
Ms. Tammy Prine Bosslift 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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September 14, 2016Louisiana ESGR Committee supports National Guard Fearless 5K race

PINEVILLE, La. – Louisiana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve announced it supported the Louisiana National Guard very first Fearless 5K race Sept. 10. The event was conducted to promote suicide awareness with the Louisiana National Guard and communities’ state wide.

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September 14, 2016Louisiana Committee and Marine Reserve conduct Briefing with the Boss

NEW ORLEANS – John Pugh Chair for the Louisiana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense program, announced it conducted a “Briefing with the Boss” Aug. 26 at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

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August 25, 2016ESGR Roche Spirt of Volunteerism Award given to Larry Jones

NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, announced that ESGR Committee Chair John Pugh presented the ESGR James M. Roche Spirit of Volunteerism Award to Louisiana Vice Chair Larry Jones.

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