Contact Information

James Adams Volunteer Support Technician 1750 Congressman Dickinson Dr. Room 123
Montgomery AL 36109

Billie Ivey Program Support Specialist 1750 Congressman Dickinson Dr. Room 123
Montgomery AL 36109


Department of Defense


Committee Leadership

Mr. E. Warren Dailey  State Chair Mr. Hoke Graham Ombudsman Director
Mr. William Knight  State Vice Chair Mr. Clarence Junkins Asst. Ombudsman Director
Mr. Paul Worthey District 1 Chair Mr. Don Wood Military Outreach Director
Vacant District 2 Chair Ms. Nancy Waller Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Mark Bowen District 3 Chair Mr. Chris Curry Bosslift Director
Mr. Kenneth Ridgeway District 4 Chair Mr. James Billings Public Affairs Director
Mr. Michael Sutton District 5 Chair Mr. E. Warren Dailey  Training Director
Ms. Nancy Waller District 6 Chair Mr. James Billings Awards Director
Mr. James Dunaway District 7 Chair    

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.


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January 08, 2020In Memoriam – Russell Summerlin – Alabama State Chair Emeritus

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) announces the passing of its former state chair, retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Russell Summerlin Jan. 5. Summerlin served as the Alabama State Chair from 2006 through 2011 and was also a member of several committees and what's now known as the  Board of Directors.

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November 18, 2019Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Recognizes 2018 Volunteers of Year

ALEXANDRIA, Va. –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve recognized the 2018 Volunteers of the Year (VOTY) during the National Leadership Meeting Nov. 15. Volunteers who serve in following functional and operational areas were nominated by their respective State Committee for the prestigious honor of being named Volunteer of the Year: Military Outreach, Employer Outreach, Public Affairs, Training, Ombudsman, and Operational.

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August 23, 2019DOD Honors Employers of Guardsmen, Reservists

WASHINGTON – Fifteen private-sector and municipal employers received the 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award at a Pentagon ceremony for providing exceptional support to their employees who serve in the National Guard or Reserves.

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