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New York

Mrs. Iilani Taylor 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.

Contact Information

Daisy Smith Volunteer Support Technician Division of Military & Naval Affairs 330 Old Niskayuna Rd.
Latham NY 12110

Hy Taylor Division of Military & Naval Affairs 330 Old Niskayuna Rd
Latham NY 12110


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May 03, 2023Brookhaven National Laboratory supervisors honored with Patriot Awards

UPTON, N.Y. – Brookhaven National Laboratory supervisors Paul Orfin, Russell Feder, and Roberto Than, were recognized by the Department of Defense with Patriot Awards for their continued support to the service members in their military careers.

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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 27, 2023Little Falls Lumber supervisors honored by Department of Defense with Patriot Award

LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. – Sgt. 1st Class Wormuth presented the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot award to his employers, the owners of Little Falls Lumber, located in Little Falls, upstate New York.

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