Contact Information

Tammy Cartagena Program Support Technician 5511 Texas Ave
Ft. Dix NJ 08640
609-562-5550
tammy.l.cartagena.ctr@mail.mil

Tyler Sandford Employer Support Specialist 5511 Texas Ave
Ft. Dix NJ 08640
609-562-3987
tyler.l.sandford.ctr@mail.mil

Delisa Sliker Administrative Support Technician 5511 Texas Ave
Ft. Dix NJ 08640
609-562-3760
delisa.l.sliker.ctr@mail.mil

Janice Livanos Employment Coordinator 5511 Texas Ave
Ft. Dix NJ 08640
609-562-3996

Chris Dimeo Yellow Ribbon Coordinator 5511 Texas Ave
Ft.Dix NJ 08640
609-562-3284

New Jersey

Committee Leadership

Mr. Don Tretola State Chair Mr. Norm Patten Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Arthur Maggs Vice Chair Mr. Dennis Dougherty Military Outreach Director
Mr. Leo McGuire Vice Chair Mr. Ken Baker Ombudsman Director
Mr. Michael Festa Northern Area Chair Ms. Liz Thomas Public Affairs Co-Director
Mr. Chuck Juliana Central Area Chair Mr. McKinley Williams Public Affairs Co-Director
Mr. Jeff Pierson Southern Area Chair Mr. Marty Bischoff Training Co-Director
Ms. Leah Arter Employment Initiative Director Mr. Arthur Maggs Training Co-Director

  

ESGR, a Department of Defense office, is comprised of dedicated and trained volunteers and staff. We will develop and promote employer support for Guard and Reserve service by advocating relevant initiatives, recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of applicable laws, and resolving conflict between employers and service members.

ESGR informs and educates service members and their civilian employers regarding their rights and responsibilities governed by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). ESGR does not have statutory authority to enforce, but serves as a neutral, free resource to employers and service members. ESGR’s trained ombudsmen provide mediation of issues relating to compliance with USERRA.

News

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November 19, 2014Jersey Shore University Medical Center-SICU honored by Department of Defense – General Manager receives Patriot Award

NEPTUNE, N.J. – New Jersey Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced today that Jersey Shore University Medical Center-SICU was honored with an Above and Beyond Award in recognition of extraordinary support of their employees who serve in the New Jersey Guard and Reserve. Also, General Manager Gladys Burak was honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of her extraordinary support of employee, 1st Lt. Gretchen Hayes, serving in the New Jersey Air National Guard.

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November 19, 2014Cooper University Health Care and Chairman George E. Norcross III, honored with Seven Seals Award by Department of Defense

CAMDEN, N.J. – New Jersey Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, announced Nov. 11 that Cooper University Health Care and George E. Norcross III, its Chairman, were honored with a Seven Seals Award in recognition of Cooper's “Veterans VIP Priority Program” and their extraordinary support of the New Jersey Guard and Reserve.

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November 19, 2014Vietnam War Marine veteran Edward Mazzeo honored by New Jersey Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler joined the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, in honoring Mercer County Veterans Advocate Edward Mazzeo for his “meritorious leadership and support of the men and women who serve America in the National Guard and Reserve” as well as the veteran community.

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