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

Martin, Yolanda Employment Coordinator (H2H) 1410 Riverside Dr.
Jackson MS 39202


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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. Elizabeth Roquin Ombudsman Director Vacant 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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September 19, 2014East Mississippi State Hospital supervisors honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

MERIDIAN, Miss. – The Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, has announced that Charles Carlisle, East Mississippi State Hospital’s (EMSH) Director, Larry McKnight, Assistant Director and Carlos Colucci, retired campus Chief of Police, were honored Sept. 16 with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of EMSH employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.

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September 03, 2014National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve activated as of August 26, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Army National Guard and the Air National Guard announced this week a decrease in activated National Guard members and reservists, while the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, the Air Force Reserve, and the Coast Guard Reserve announced an increase of activated reservists. The net collective result is a decrease of 53 activated National Guard members and reservists in comparison to last week.

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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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