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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December 28, 2018Terminix supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award was presented to Terminix supervisor Les Wattenberg recently.

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December 27, 2018Entrusting Contracting owner receives Department of Defense Patriot Award

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – John Torres 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. The award was requested by U.S. Air Force Reserve Senior Airman Caleb Gay, 26th Aerial Port Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

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December 20, 2018Miami Circuit Community Corrections supervisor receives Patriot Award
FLORIDA CITY, Fla. - Faith Brown, Supervisor for Community Corrections, Miami Circuit, Florida Department of Corrections was the recipient of the ESGR Patriot Award at a ceremony held at the Miami Community Corrections office in Florida City recently. Learn More.