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 22, 2018University of Florida Health supervisor honored with Department of Defense Patriot Award

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Heather Bell of UF Health was a recent recipient of the prestigious Patriot Award. Bell was nominated by Staff Sgt. Sherry Perez an Air Force reservist with the 81st Aerial Port Squadron. Perez stated in her request that returning to work after deployment felt like she had never left because of the awesome support that Heather provided. Heather continually checked in with Sherry while she was deployed and ensured Sherry kept up with training so that she would not fall behind.

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October 22, 2018Magic City Casino supervisor hits the jackpot with a Patriot Award

MIAMI – Ileana Zamora, a supervisor at the Magic City Casino was the recipient of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award presented at the company’s offices recently. She couldn't believe her luck when the ESGR volunteer showed up in her office to deliver the news that she had “won” such a prestigious award.

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October 22, 2018Village of Pinecrest Building and Planning Department official receives Patriot Award

VILLAGE OF PINECRES, Fla. – Leo Llanos, a building official with the Village of Pinecrest Building and Planning Department, was the recipient of the ESGR Patriot Award at a ceremony held at the Pinecrest City Hall recently.

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