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Committee Leadership

Ms. Margarett Barnes State Chair
Mr. W.O. Jones Vice Chair North
Mr. James Garner Vice-Chair South
Ms. Connie Myers Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Dan Johnson Military Outreach Director
Mr. Tom Gerity Ombudsman Director
Mr. W.O. Jones/Mr. William Allen Asst. Ombudsman Director
Ms. Lisa Ponder Public Affairs Director
Mr. David Alexander Awards Director
Mr. Tim Lea Training Director
Mr. Ricky Myers Bosslift Coordinator
Mr. WO Jones (Interim) Area 1 Chair
Mr. Leroy Matthews Area 2 Chair
Mr. Jimmy Vaughan Area 3 Chair
Ms. Joyce Robinson Area 4 Chair
Ms. Lynn Holloway Area 5 Chair
Ms. September Wallace Area 6 Chair
Mr. Glenn Bremenkamp Area 7 Chair
Mr. Aubrey Ray Chair Emeritus

The Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (MSESGR) is a Department of Defense office.  It is led and operated by dedicated volunteers and staff whose mission is to gain and maintain employer support for the Guard and Reserve.  The mission is accomplished by recognizing outstanding employer support, increasing awareness and education of Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), resolving conflicts through mediation, and developing initiatives to increase employment opportunities for military service members and veterans.

With the dedicated work of more than 70 volunteers across the great state of Mississippi, MSESGR reaches out to employers and service members in areas such as employer outreach, military outreach, public affairs, mediation, training, and employment initiative programs.

Contact Information

Leanne Hall Volunteer Support Technician Joint Force Headquarters ESGR 1410 Riverside Drive
Jackson MS 39202

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May 01, 2023Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Announces 2022 Volunteers of Year

Six outstanding volunteers recognized for selfless service

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (May 1, 2023) –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve proudly announces the 2022 Volunteers of the Year (VOTY). Volunteers who serve in following functional and operational areas were nominated by their respective State Committee for the prestigious honor of being named Volunteer of the Year: Military Outreach, Employer Outreach, Public Affairs, Training, Ombudsman, and Operations.

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April 19, 20232023 Mississippi ESGR Employer Awards Banquet

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi MS ESGR held their Annual Employers Awards Banquet on Friday, April 7, 2023, at The Rickhouse, by The Manship, in Jackson. Employers, from around the state, were present to accept awards for their outstanding patriotism and unwavering support of their military employees. These employers were nominated by the Service Member of whom they employ.

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