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North Carolina

Committee Leadership

Mr. Edward Hamilton State Chair
Mr. Darrell Johnson State Vice Chair
Mr. Matt Segal Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Frank Blalock Military Outreach Director
Mr. Matt Handley Public Affairs Director
Mr. Erwin Gutzwiller Training Director
Mr. Erwin Gutzwiller Ombudsman Director
Mr. Ken Oppenheim Northeast Area Chair
Mr. Mabry Martin North Central Area Chair
Mr. Erwin Gutzwiller Southeast Area Chair
Mr. Kevin Spalding South Central Area Chair
Mr. David Rodriquez  West Area Chair


North Carolina Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve(NCESGR) is a Department of Defense office led and operated by dedicated volunteers and staff whose mission is to gain and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve Service Members by recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of the Uniformed Services Employment Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), resolving conflicts through mediation and developing initiatives to increase employment opportunities for military service members, veterans and families. The field committee is made up of over 100 dedicated volunteers reaching out to employers and military service members through multi-functional areas such as Employer and Military Outreach, Public Affairs, Ombudsman, Training, and Employment Initiatives.

Contact Information

Tony Clark Volunteer Support Technician Contractor 4240 West Blvd.
Charlotte NC 28204


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July 12, 2024ESGR Announces 2024 Secretary of Defense Freedom Award Recipients

Fifteen Exceptional Employers Recognized for Top Honor

WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense is pleased to announce the 15 recipients of the 2024 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award--the highest U.S. government honor to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.

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June 18, 2024SAS team director recognized for patriotic support

RALEIGH, N.C. The director of the SAS Governance, Risk & Compliance legal department was recognized for their support to U.S. Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer 2 and SAS Audit Security Advisor, Scott Dayton May 8 at the SAS campus in Cary. 

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June 15, 2024Kellanova Leadership honored by Department of Defense for Patriotic Support

CARY, N.C. Kellanova, formerly known as the Kellog Company, received the Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award for their extraordinary support to U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Mark Shaw at their Cary plant April 25.

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