Contact Information

Amanda Johnson Volunteer Support Technician 82 Marine St
St Augustine FL 32084

Cindy Harkrider Program Support Specialist 82 Marine Street
Saint Augustine FL 32084


Committee Leadership

Mr. James Dicks State Chair Mr. Michael Thomas Vice Chair
Mr. Tim Lambert Vice Chair Mr. Steve Read Military Outreach Director
Mr. Brian Reynolds Vice Chair Mr. Arden Dickey Ombudsman Director
Mr. Donald Gauthier Awards Director Ms. Colleen Trout Volunteer Coordinator
Mr. Martin Rosen Bosslift Director Mr. Ian MacGeorge IT/Social Media Director
Mr. Peter Caspari Employer Outreach Director Mr. Roger Trout Training Director
Ms. Adriana Forero Public Affairs 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.

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February 03, 2019Silversea Cruises director of consumer sales receives Patriot Award

MIAMI – Silversea Cruises Director of Consumer Sales Matias Lira is a recent recipient of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award. Lawrence Chang an ESGR Miami-Dade Area Military Outreach Coordinator presented the award to Lira.

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February 03, 2019Jag Insurance supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Chief Operating Officer Melissa Rosado of JAG Insurance Group was the recipient of an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award which was presented recently as a surprise in their office in front of fellow staff members. The ceremony was presided by Florida ESGR volunteer Mike Mills.

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January 27, 2019Security supervisor from University of Miami Health System

MIAMI - Todd Blevins, a Department of Public Safety supervisor with the University of Miami Health System, was a recent recipient of the ESGR Patriot Award at a ceremony held at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. The award was presented to Blevins by Larry Chang, an ESGR Miami-Dade Area Military Outreach Coordinator.

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