Contact Information

Eric Wilbur Program Support Technician 100 Minuteman Parkway; Bldg 124
Frankfort KY 40601
502-607-1954
eric.c.wilbur3.ctr@mail.mil

Stinnett, Timothy Administrative Support Technician
Frankfort KY
502-607-6055
timothy.e.stinnett2.ctr@mail.mil

Mike Richie Employer Support Specialist
Frankfort KY
502-607-1288
joseph.m.richie.ctr@mail.mil

Carter, Kelli Employment Coordinator
Frankfort KY 40601
502-607-1302
kelli.f.carter2.ctr@mail.mil

Kentucky

Committee Leadership

Mr. D. Allen Youngman State Chair
Mr. John Laughlin Employer Outreach
Vacant Military Outreach
Ms. Judy Dillander Training
Mr. Harry Wiley Public Affairs
Mr. Bill Busby Ombudsman
Mr. Norman Arflack Boss Lift
Vacant Awards
Mr. Bill Roberts Employment Initiatives Program (EIP) Director
Kempton Baldridge Area 1 Chair
Mr. Jack Giralico Area 2 Chair
Mr. John Gipe  Area 3 Chair
Mr. Ernie Pitt Area 4 Chair
Mr. Ralph Brown  Area 5 Chair

Mr. Denny Comer 

Area 6 Chair
Mr. Rodney Bell  Area 7 Chair
Vacant  Area 8 Chair 
Mr. Paul Beane  Area 9 Chair
Mr. Jim Allen Area 10 Chair


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.

In Kentucky, ESGR volunteers serve across the Commonwealth as area directors, ombudsmen, trainers, and members who visit with civic groups to tell the ESGR story. Other volunteers visit reserve and Guard installations and units to share USERRA information and tell them about the Kentucky Committee’s jobs efforts. Still others may be found handing out ESGR awards to businesses, assisting at job fairs and  doing a myriad of the “little things” that make our committee successful.

The Kentucky ESGR Committee is especially proud to have had two businesses from our state named Freedom Award recipients in 2013!

The committee posts ESGR information and, of great importance to the vast majority of visitors to this site, job openings for reservists and Guard personnel on its Facebook site. See link on the left side of this page.

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer in Kentucky, please contact any of the three fulltime staff at the numbers listed on the left hand side of this web page.

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June 25, 2015RECIPIENTS OF SECRETARY OF DEFENSE EMPLOYER SUPPORT FREEDOM AWARD NAMED

WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense announced today the 15 recipients of the 2015 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 08, 2015National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of March 31, 2015
The Department of Defense announced an increase in activated National Guard and reserve component members this week for the Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, while the Army National Guard, Army Reserve, and Navy Reserve announced a decrease of activated members. Coast Guard Reserve numbers did not change from last week. The net collective result is a decrease of 87 activated National Guard and reserve component members in comparison to last week. Learn More.
February 24, 2015National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of February 10, 2015
WASHINGTON - The Army National Guard and Marine Corps Reserve announced an increase activated National Guard members and reservists this week, while the, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve announced a decrease of activated National Guard members and reservists. Coast Guard Reserve numbers did not change from last week. The net collective result is a decrease of 429activated National Guard members and reservists in comparison to last week. Learn More.