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Sharp, Jackie Program Support Technician 1410 Riverside Dr.
Jackson MS 39202

Sanders, Iva Administrative Support Technician 1410 Riverside Drive
Jackson MS 39202

Divelbliss, Cara Employer Support Specialist 6225 M St.
Meridian MS 39202

Martin, Yolanda Employment Coordinator (H2H) 1410 Riverside Dr.
Jackson MS 39202


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Committee Leadership

Mr. James "Jack" Wallace State Chair Mr. Larry Mims Area 1 Chair
Mr. James "Jim" Garner Vice-Chair Mr. Ken Whittington Area 2 Chair
Mr. Derwood Boyles Chair Emeritus Mr. Larry Swartz Area 3 Chair
Mr. Aubrey Ray Employer Outreach Director Mr. Billy Wince, Sr Area 4 Chair
Mrs. Connie Myers Military Outreach Director Mr. Stanley Reeves Area 5 Chair
Mrs. Elizabeth Roquin Ombudsman Director Vacant Area 6 Chair
Mrs. Donna Ainsworth Training Director Mr. Glenn Bremenkamp Area 7 Chair
Mrs. Maura McLaughlin Public Affairs Director
Mr. Charles Carrigan Bosslift Coordinator
Mr. Richard "Dick" Simmons  Awards Director    


The Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (MSESGR) is a Department of Defense ofice.  It is led and operated by dedicated volunteers and staff whose mission is to gain and maintain employer support for the Guard and Reserve.  The mission is accomplished by recognizing outstanding employer support, increasing awareness and education of Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), resolving conflicts through mediation, and developing initiatives to increase employment opportunities for military service members and veterans.

With the dedicated work of more than 70 volunteers across the great state of Mississippi, MSESGR reaches out to employers and service members in areas such as employer outreach, military outreach, public affairs, mediation, training, and employment initiative programs.

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December 18, 2014National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of December 16, 2014

WASHINGTON – The Army Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and Coast Guard Reserve announced a decrease in activated National Guard members and reservists this week, while the Army National Guard, Navy Reserve, and Marine Corps Reserve announced an increase of activated National Guard members and reservists. The net collective result is a decrease of 468 activated National Guard members and reservists in comparison to last week.

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December 15, 2014Vice President of Gem Publications signs Statement of Support for Guard and Reserve members

FLORA, Miss. – Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, announced Rick Lang, Vice President and General Manager of Gem Publications, Inc., signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve Dec. 8. Bill Keyes, a volunteer for the Mississippi ESGR Committee was present for the signing.

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December 12, 2014Cooper Tire and Rubber Company supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

TUPELO, Miss. – Robert Chesnut a volunteer with Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, announced Jerry Weeden, a supervisor at Cooper Tire and Rubber, was honored Dec. 12 with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee serving in the Guard and Reserve.

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