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 ofice, 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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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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June 16, 2016Lafayette Wal-Mart shift manager honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

LAFAYETTE, La. – Lisa Reiter of Wal-Mart in Lafayette was presented with a Patriot Award June 14 by Robert Morrisett, Lafayette Sector Member, Louisiana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve in recognition of extraordinary support of Pvt. Markis Frank with Company A, 2-156th Infantry Battalion, Louisiana Army National Guard.

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May 09, 2016La Counter Drug Force Coordinator honored by DoD for patriotic support

Pineville, La. – Drug Force Coordinator Marshall Snowden of La Counter Drug Force was presented with a Patriot Award April 18 by Dr. Bob Gillan, South Central State Vice Chairman Louisiana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve in recognition of extraordinary support of Spc. Ray Schindler III who serves in the Louisiana Army National Guard.

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