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Delaware

Committee Leadership

Mr. Hugh Broomall State Chair
Mr. Frank Dobson State Vice Chair
Mr. Wayne Merritt Employer Outreach Director
Vacant Military Outreach Director
Mr. Dan Young Military Outreach Coordinator
Mr. John Dill Military Outreach Coordinator
Mr. Ken Wiggins Public Affairs Director
Ms. Judy Taibi Training Director
Mr. Bill Redheffer Ombudsman 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.

Contact Information

Christine Starr Volunteer Support Technician Contractor JFHQ-Biden Reserve Center 1 Vavala Way
New Castle DE 19720
302-326-7608
christine.m.starr3.ctr@army.mil

News

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April 17, 2024Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Announces 2023 Volunteers of Year

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (April 17, 2024) –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve proudly announces the 2023 Volunteers of the Year (VOTY). 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 Operations.

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March 27, 2024Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Announces 2023 Regional Volunteers of Year

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (March 27, 2023) –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve proudly announces the 2023 Regional Volunteers of the Year (VOTY). 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 Operations.

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March 13, 2024Department of Defense Announces 2024 Employer Support Freedom Award Finalists

WASHINGTON – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) proudly announces the 30 finalists for the 2024 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The finalists include small and large private and public sector employers nominated by a National Guard or Reserve Component employee employed in their organization.

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