Contact Information

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

Darlene Stanton Program Support Specialist Division of Military & Naval Affairs 330 Old Niskayuna Road
Latham NY 12110

New York

Committee Leadership

Mr. Ten Eyck B. Powell State Chair
Ms. Mary Westmoreland Vice Chair/New York City Area Chair
Mr. Bill Cleary Ombudsman Director
Mr. Ed Bessette Asst. Ombudsman Director
Mr. Kent Schneider Training Director
Mr. Emil Baker Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Paul Geiss Central Area Chair
Mr. Maurice Naylon III Western Area Chair
Mr. Michael Russell Northern Area Chair
Mr. James D'Agostino Long Island Area Chair
Mr. Doug Little Lower Hudson Valley Area Chair
Ms. Joyce E. Curran Public Affairs Director/Genesee Area Chair
Mr. Robert Van Pelt Military Outreach Director           
VACANT Awards 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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February 05, 2020Secret Service supervisor honored with Department of Defense Patriot Award

BROOKLYN, N.Y. –Secret Service senior agent Anthony Lacorazza received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award Jan. 31 for exceptional support of his National Guard Employee. The Patriot Award was requested by Maj. Nicholas Albini from the New York Army National Guard.

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January 23, 2020Buffalo Bills Security Manager honored with Patriot Award

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Buffalo Bills Security Manager, Marty McLaughlin received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award Jan. 22 for exceptional support of his Reserve Component employee.

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January 06, 2020Barton & Loguidice receive Department of Defense Above and Beyond Award

LIVERPOOL, N.Y. – Barton & Loguidice was presented with the Above and Beyond Award by the New York State Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve at a ceremony Dec. 19 at the Liverpool offices of Barton & Loguidice.

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