Contact Information

Huff, Franklin Program Support Technician 496 3rd Street
Pineville LA 71360

Fife, Marvin Administrative Support Technician 917 Hwy 868
Winnsboro LA 71295

Honeycutt, Frank Program Support Specialist 59406 HWY 10
Bogalusa LA 70247




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. Lou Gavin Public Affairs Director
Ms. Tammy Prine Bosslift Director
Mr. Ryan Nelson Social Media 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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September 03, 2014National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve activated as of August 26, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Army National Guard and the Air National Guard announced this week a decrease in activated National Guard members and reservists, while the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, the Air Force Reserve, and the Coast Guard Reserve announced an increase of activated reservists. The net collective result is a decrease of 53 activated National Guard members and reservists in comparison to last week.

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August 27, 2014Natchitoches Superintendent of Schools, signs Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve
NATCHITOCHES, La. – John Pugh of the Louisiana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced that following a presentation to the Natchitoches Rotary Club highlighting changes in School Policy, Staffing, and Curriculum, Natchitoches Superintendent of Schools, Dale Skinner, signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve Aug. 26. The signing ceremony occurred at the Rotary Club meeting in Natchitoches. The statement of Support signing was coordinated by ESGR Area Chair Bob Gillan.

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August 20, 2014Greene’s Energy Group supervisor honored by Department of Defense

LAFAYETTE, La. – John Pugh Chair Louisiana Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an office of the Department of Defense, announced Aug. 20 that Dewayne Doucet with Greene’s Energy Group was honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of employees who serve in the Louisiana National Guard and Reserves. The presentation of the Patriot Award was conducted by ESGR member Mike Broussard.

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