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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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Theresa Arentzen Volunteer Support Technician 1051 Fairchild St
Horsham PA 19044


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January 15, 2021ESGR Concludes Successful Secretary of Defense Freedom Award Nomination

WASHINGTON – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) proudly announces a successful 2021 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award nomination season. ESGR received 3,382 nominations for this prestigious award for employers throughout the 50 states, Guam-CNMI, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and District of Columbia. 

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January 13, 2021Pennsylvania ESGR Committee Evaluates Record Number of Freedom Award Nominations
HORSHAM, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Freedom Award Nomination reviewing team held its annual review of award submissions.  There were 125 total submissions across the three submission categories.  Learn More.
January 08, 20212020 – A historic year for Pennsylvania National Guard

ANNVILLE, Pa. – The link provided is to a news article published by Staff Sgt. Zane Craig of the Pennsylvania National Guard.  In the article Craig describes deployments of Guard units in support of COVID-19 relief efforts and global deployments.

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