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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May 14, 2019Outstanding military employers recognized and honored for patriotic support

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The annual Military Employer Recognition Breakfast, also known as MERB, in conjunction with Fleet Week Port Everglades and sponsored by Broward Navy Days held recently was a total success.

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May 09, 2019EPS Corporation supervisor honored by the Department of Defense for Patriotic Support

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. – Allen Armstrong, of EPS Corporation, was presented with a Patriot Award recently, by Greg Nelson, Department of Defense-Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Area 1 Volunteer, in recognition of his extraordinary support of his employee, U.S. Navy Reserve Chief Petty Officer Christopher Burnett.

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May 09, 2019HR Florida State Council honored with a Seven Seals Award

ORLANDO, Fla. – The HR Florida State Council, the State Affiliate of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) was recently honored by the Department of Defense for its meritorious support of men and women who serve our Country as part of the National Guard and Reserve.

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