Contact Information

Jackie Sharp Program Support Technician 1410 Riverside Dr.
Jackson MS 39202

Bridgette Bell Administrative Support Technician 1410 Riverside Drive
Jackson MS 39202

Elizabeth Rocquin Administrative Support Technician 1410 Riverside Dr
Jackson MS 39202

Cara Divelbliss Employer Support Specialist 6225 M St.
Meridian MS 39202


Committee Leadership

Mr. James "Jack" Wallace State Chair Mr. W.O. Jones Area 1 Chair
Mr. James "Jim" Garner Vice-Chair Mr. Ken Whittington Area 2 Chair
Mr. Derwood Boyles Chair Emeritus Mr. Larry Swartz Area 3 Chair
Mr. Aubrey Ray Employer Outreach Director Mr. Billy Wince, Sr Area 4 Chair
Mrs. Connie Myers Military Outreach Director Mr. Stanley Reeves Area 5 Chair
Mr. W.O. Jones Ombudsman Director Vacant Area 6 Chair
Vacant Training Director Mr. Glenn Bremenkamp Area 7 Chair
Mr. Kurt Gruneberg Public Affairs Director
Vacant Bosslift Coordinator
Mr. Richard "Dick" Simmons Awards Director    


The Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (MSESGR) is a Department of Defense ofice.  It is led and operated by dedicated volunteers and staff whose mission is to gain and maintain employer support for the Guard and Reserve.  The mission is accomplished by recognizing outstanding employer support, increasing awareness and education of Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), resolving conflicts through mediation, and developing initiatives to increase employment opportunities for military service members and veterans.

With the dedicated work of more than 70 volunteers across the great state of Mississippi, MSESGR reaches out to employers and service members in areas such as employer outreach, military outreach, public affairs, mediation, training, and employment initiative programs.

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September 25, 2015JLL demonstrates support for National Guard and Reserve employees

WASHINGTON – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, announced JLL Americas CEO Greg O’Brien signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve Sept. 21. O’Brien signed the pledge in a ceremony at JLL in Washington and was joined by Ted Fessel, Deputy Executive Director ESGR.

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September 23, 2015Employers from Starkville Enjoy Bosslift to Camp Shelby

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Employers and community leaders of Soldiers of the 2-114th Strike Battalion and surrounding area flew on a CH-47 Chinook from Starkville to Camp Shelby for a Boss lift with Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Aug. 6 to visit unit during annual training.

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September 22, 2015Mississippi ESGR conducts Bosslift from Jackson and Gulfport to Camp Shelby

GULFPORT, Miss. - Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve announce Employers of Soldiers of the 1-155th Combat Arms Battalion, and 155th Brigade Special Troop Battalion attended a Boss lift Aug. 3.

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