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With an ESGR committee in each state, territory, and the District of Columbia, there is an ESGR representative able to help you forge a stronger bond with your supervisor through a greater understanding of your military service.

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ESGR's dedicated volunteers come from all walks of life.

ESGR's dedicated volunteers come from all walks of life. They are business executives, civic leaders, and patriotic citizens. Volunteer with ESGR and make an impact on the lives of our Guard and Reserve Service members and their employers!

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In 1972, the Department of Defense established ESGR

with the charter for fostering a culture of employer support for Guard and Reserve members. Today, more than 4,500 volunteers serve on ESGR State Committees maintaining employer support programs, providing informative briefings and mediation, and recognizing employers who go above and beyond in their dedication to employees who pledge to be both a citizen and protector of our Nation. Since ESGR's creation four decades ago, thousands of employers have been honored for their commitment to stand beside those who serve.

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We know that searching for a new job is a big undertaking.

ESGR partners with the Department of Labor to make it easy for Reserve Component Service members to connect to and find jobs with military-friendly companies who are looking for employees with your training and skills.

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Employers –Your support is invaluable

to your employees serving in the military. Sign a Statement of Support today and pledge your commitment to their service!

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How can ESGR help?

ESGR understands the unique talents and skill set Guard and Reserve Service members can bring to the civilian workforce. To make this arrangement work, both parties must be aware of their rights and responsibilities under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). Learn more.

Who is ESGR?

ESGR, a Department of Defense program, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment. Learn more.


The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) is a Federal law that establishes rights and responsibilities for uniformed Service members and their civilian employers. Learn more.



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