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 27, 2014Mississippi ESGR conducts Bosslift from Tupelo to Camp Shelby

TUPELO, Miss. – Employers and community leaders of Soldiers of the 2-114th Strike Battalion and surrounding area flew on a CH-47 Chinook from Tupelo to Camp Shelby for a Bosslift with Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) July 26.

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August 26, 2014Employers enjoy Bosslift from Oxford to Camp Shelby

OXFORD, Miss. – Employers and community leaders of Soldiers of the 2-198th Combined Arms Battalion (CAB) and surrounding area joined the Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) on a Bosslift July 26. Participates were treated to a day of exciting training observation. This gave them an opportunity to see what exactly goes on during a training event while their employees are away from work.

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August 25, 2014Con-way Freight Service Center manager honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

RICHLAND, Ms. – Derwood Boyles, Chair Emeritus, Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, announced Dustin Davis of Con-way Freight was honored Aug. 19 with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.

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