Contact Information

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

Bridgette Bell Administrative Support Technician 1410 Riverside Drive
Jackson MS 39202

Elizabeth Rocquin Employment Coordinator 1410 Riverside Dr
Jackson MS 39202

Cara Divelbliss Program Support Specialist 6225 M St.
Meridian MS 39202


Committee Leadership

Mr. James "Jack" Wallace State Chair Mr. W.O. Jones 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 Ms. Joyce Robinson Area 4 Chair
Mrs. Connie Myers Military Outreach Director Mr. Stanley Reeves Area 5 Chair
Mr. W.O. Jones Ombudsman Director Vacant Area 6 Chair
Mr. Tim Lea Training Director Mr. Glenn Bremenkamp Area 7 Chair
Mr. Kurt Gruneberg Public Affairs Director
Vacant Bosslift Coordinator
Ms. Paula Carrigan 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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April 19, 2016Mississippi Governor signs Statement of Support
JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed a Statement of Support in his office at the State Capitol April 13. Bryant has been an avid supporter of the work that the Mississippi Committee for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve does on behalf of employers, Service Members, and dependents within our state.

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March 24, 2016Mississippi Tan Tec signs Statement of Support for Guard and Reserve members and receives Seven Seals Award for outstanding support

VICKSBURG, Miss. – Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced Mississippi Tan Tec Inc., signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve March 21 at Tan Tec in the presence of employees, ESGR volunteers and Guardsmen from the 168th Engineer Brigade.

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March 04, 2016AT&T supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

KOSCIUSKO, Miss. ­­- Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced AT&T supervisor Brian McBride was honored March 3 with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee serving in the Guard and Reserve.

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