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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July 09, 2019Miami Police Chief receives Department of Defense Patriot Award

MIAMI – Police Chief Jorge Colina, City of Miami Police Department, was presented with an ESGR Patriot Award during a packed City Commission meeting recently. Dozens of Miami’s finest who serve in the National Guard and Reserve joined the nominator, Police Lt. Michelangelo Rojas as Chief Colina was recognized by ESGR, Miami’s City Commission and City Manager in Miami's City Hall. The nominator is a U.S. Navy Reservist assigned to Mayport.

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July 09, 2019A South Florida OBGYN was honored with the Spouse Patriot Award

MIAMI – Dr. Christina Peña, of South Florida OBGYN Specialists, was the recipient of a Spouse Patriot Award which was presented at a surprise event in her office recently. The Award was presented to Dr. Peña after she was nominated by Kayleen Lemus, fiancée of U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Victor Perez.

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June 24, 2019Crystal Mover Services site manager honored with Department of Defense Patriot Award

MIAMI – Site Manager Edward Wolever of Crystal Mover Service, the Miami Airport train service provider, was the recipient of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award at a ceremony held at the company’s airport train control center recently.

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