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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October 10, 2018South Miami Police Chief honored with Patriot Award during the City's Commission meeting

SOUTH MIAMI, Fla. - Rene Landa, Chief of the South Miami Police Department, received an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award at a ceremony during the City of South Miami’s Commission meeting Oct. 3.

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October 04, 2018Miami City supervisor honored with Department of Defense Patriot Award

MIAMI – Mariela Del Rio, the Geographic Information Systems Supervisor for the City of Miami, was a recent recipient of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award at a ceremony held in the department offices in downtown Miami.

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