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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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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February 25, 2016US Virgin Islands semifinalists for Department of Defense’s top employer award named

KINGSHILL, U.S. Virgin Islands – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, has announced three Virgin Islands employers of Guard and Reserve employees are among the 139 semifinalists for the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, commonly referred to as the “Freedom Award."

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February 08, 2016Virgin Islands ESGR Committee begins 2016 acknowledging support

CHRISTIANSTED, U.S. Virgin Islands – The Virgin Islands Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR-VI) started 2016 presenting awards to supervisors and volunteers on St. Croix.

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