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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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Frank (Tony) Pellicer Volunteer Support Technician 82 Marine Street
Saint Augustine FL 32084

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January 15, 2021ESGR Concludes Successful Secretary of Defense Freedom Award Nomination

WASHINGTON – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) proudly announces a successful 2021 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award nomination season. ESGR received 3,382 nominations for this prestigious award for employers throughout the 50 states, Guam-CNMI, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and District of Columbia. 

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January 08, 2021Alachua County Sheriff's Office sergeant honored by Department of Defense for Patriotic Support

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Police Sgt. Mike Powers of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office was presented a Patriot Award Jan. 6 by U.S. Navy Reserve Lt. j.g. Tom Thueson, in recognition of his extraordinary support while Thueson was mobilized for one year with the Navy.

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December 11, 2020ICU Nurse receives Patriot Award during shift change

GULF BREEZE, Fla. - During a busy 7 a.m. shift change in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Baptist Health Care, nurse Jena Schultz was presented with a Department of Defense Patriot Award.

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