Contact Information

Verna Walcott Program Support Technician JFHQ RR1 Box 9201
Kingshill VI 00850-9731

US Virgin Islands

Committee Leadership

Mr. Beresford Edwards State Chair
Mr. Stanley Jones Vice Chair
Ms. Kurell A. Hodge Area Chair - St. Thomas / St. John
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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October 21, 2016Virgin Islands Port Authority recognize – thank Service members

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – Virgin Islands Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve along with the V.I. Port Authority unveiled a new sign that will greet service members, retirees and community members who are entering and leaving the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix, Aug. 24.

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WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense announced today the 15 recipients of the 2016 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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April 07, 2016US Virgin Islands Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve hosts Briefings with the Boss
KINGSHILL, U.S. Virgin Islands – Virgin Islands Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve hosted three “Briefings with the Boss” in the territory in March.

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