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. Lenny Miller 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


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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December 01, 2018Florida Gators supervisor receives Department of Defense Patriot Award

GAINSVILLE, Fla. – Alan Heflin, a University of Florida Facilities Services supervisor, was presented with a Patriot Award recently by Florida Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve area Chair Tim Lambert. Heflin was nominated by U.S. Marin Corps Reserve Sgt. William C. Howell in recognition of the extraordinary support he provides to him both on the job and when deployed.

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December 01, 2018GeoTech supervisor honored by the Department of Defense for Patriotic Support

OCALA, Fla. – Kevin Johnson, of GeoTech, was presented with a the prestigious Patriot Award by Florida ESGR Area Chair Tim Lambert, in recognition of the extraordinary support extended to his employee, Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Jason Williams.

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December 01, 2018The Association of the United States Army – The Villages Chapter signs Statement of Support

THE VILLAGES, Fla. – Florida Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced the local chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve at the Laurel Manor Recreation Center recently. Chapter President Frank Fitzpatrick, signed the statement on behalf of Chapter Members.

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