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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 Contractor 82 Marine Street
Saint Augustine FL 32084

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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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April 16, 2024Florida supportive employer recognized for patriotism

ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. – Operating Partner Anthony Tedesco with Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen, received the Department of Defense ESGR Patriot Award during a presentation March 29 at Bolay's Royal Palm Beach location.

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April 04, 2024Tactical Revolution CEO recognized for patriotism

JUPITER, Fla. – Timo Tervola, CEO of Tactical Revolution, received the Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award during a presentation here March 30.  Theodore Pernal, who is a Tactical Revolution employee, nominated Tervola for the award.

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