Contact Information

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


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. Cindy Re Ombudsman Director Mrs. Cindy Re 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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August 07, 2014South Carolina ESGR Announces the passing of State Chair John V. Green

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve State Chair John V. Green passed away August 5. Funeral services for John V. Green, 84, were held Saturday, August 9, at Forest Lake Presbyterian, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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July 30, 2014Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve conducts Boss Lift

GULFPORT, Miss. – Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR),  a Department of Defense Office conducted a Boss Lift June 18 – 20. Twenty-five employers, community leaders and elected officials participated in the event which took them from the 186th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) in Meridian to the Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC), Gulfport. The participants flew on a KC-135, experiencing a refueling mission while in flight to and from Gulfport.

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July 28, 2014OMNOVA Solutions supervisor honored by Department of Defense for extraordinary support

COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Mississippi Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced July 23 that Tom Beleyer, Distribution Center Manager with OMNOVA Solutions, Columbus, was honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employee(s) who serve in the Mississippi National Guard and Reserve.

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