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
Ms. Tina Kingston 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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March 20, 2017LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center Director of Access Services honored by Department of Defense

BATON ROUGE, La. – Melanie Sims, Director of Access Services of Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center was presented with a Patriot Award March 15 by Jerald Juneau, Baton Rouge Sector Member Louisiana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve in recognition of extraordinary support of her Reserve Component employee.

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WASHINGTON (March 13) – Employers that support their military employees’ service make all the difference in the world.  That support can include paying an employee the difference between their military and civilian pay during a deployment, or even offering a full salary for the duration.  It can also be arranging for a US senator to be on hand for a farewell ceremony.  Some companies show their commitment by targeting military for hiring, while others set up military affinity groups to learn how to better serve their military employees.  Still others pitch in and simply make life easier for the families of deployed service members. Learn More.
February 13, 2017Imperial Health Systems analyst receives Patriot Award

LAKE CHARLES, La. – Systems Analyst II Craig Ardoin of Imperial Health was presented with a Patriot Award Feb. 8 by Ryan Nelson, Public Affairs Director Louisiana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve in recognition of extraordinary support of his Reserve Component employee.

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