Maryland

Committee Leadership

Ms. Jean M. Hulet State Chair
Mr. Sam Peebles Vice Chair
Mr. Erwin Burtnick Central Region Chair
Mr. Don Bouchard Southern Region Chair
Mr. Ray Simmons Eastern Region Chair
Vacant Western Region Chair
Mr. Aj Nicolosi Employer Outreach Director
Vacant Military Outreach Director
Mr. Mike Comeau Ombudsman Director
Mrs. Kathy Sternfeld Training Director


 

The Maryland Committee is made up of volunteer, business executives, civic leaders, educators, retired and active military personnel, and concerned citizens dedicated to preventing and resolving those employer/employee conflicts that directly impact the retention of our reserve component Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen.  Our 62 members with some help and resources from the National Committee located in Alexandria, VA, initiate employer support and education programs including a speakers bureau, ombudsman program, visits to training sites, and through our awards program, recognition of employers whose policies support or encourage participation in the National Guard and Reserve.  By explaining the mission of the National Guard and Reserve and by increasing public awareness of the role of the employer, we hope to develop a dialogue among the 164,000 private and public sector employers throughout the state, our state employer support committee, and local National Guard and Reserve unit commanders and the 17,903 members of the National Guard and Reserve within the state.

News

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March 13, 2017FREEDOM AWARD FINALISTS NAMED
WASHINGTON (March 13) – Employers that support their military employees’ service make all the difference in the world.  That support can include paying an employee the difference between their military and civilian pay during a deployment, or even offering a full salary for the duration.  It can also be arranging for a US senator to be on hand for a farewell ceremony.  Some companies show their commitment by targeting military for hiring, while others set up military affinity groups to learn how to better serve their military employees.  Still others pitch in and simply make life easier for the families of deployed service members. Learn More.
March 09, 2017 Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch manager honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

OAKLAND, Md. – Josh Slone, Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch manager was presented with a Patriot Award Feb. 25 by AJ Nicolosi, Maryland Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve employer outreach director in recognition of extraordinary support of his employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.

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March 08, 2017DARCARS managers honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

FREDERICK, Md. – Jason Waltrup, DARCARS general manager and James Welch, general sales manager were presented with Patriot Awards March 7 by AJ Nicolosi, Maryland Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve employer outreach director in recognition of extraordinary support of their employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.

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