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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April 08, 2019Martin Health Solutions honored with a Patriot Award

STUART, Fla. – Beth Sallick received the U.S. Department of Defense Patriot Award for her exceptional support of the members of the Guard and Reserve that are employed by the organization.

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April 08, 2019Palm Beach County Sheriff was honored with a Patriot Award

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Sheriff Ric Bradshaw received the Department of Defense Patriot Award for his exceptional support of the members of the Guard and Reserve that are employed by the organization.

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March 17, 2019Banfield Pet Hospitals director Heather Zaretsky recognized by the Department of Defense for patriotic support
KENDALL, Fla. - Dr. Heather Zaretsky, director of Veterinary Quality-South Florida/Puerto Rico Markets for Banfield Pet Hospitals received a Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award at a recent ceremony at the Banfield Pet Hospital in Kendall. Learn More.