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South Carolina

Committee Leadership

Ms. Jennifer Harding State Chair
VACANT Vice Chair
Ms. Angie Gibbs Area 1 Chair
Mr. Bob Kuenzli Area 2 Chair
Mr. Bill Boozer Area 4 Chair
Mr. Joey Byrd Area 5 Chair
Mr. John Nichols Area 6 Chair
Mr. Tommy Thompson Area 7 Chair
Mr. Steve Wichmann Area 8 Chair
Ms. Judy Horton  Employer Outreach Director
Dr. Dan Cobb Ombudsman Director
Mr. Jim Rhodes Training Director
Ms. Beth Warren Awards Coordinator
Ms. Caroline Watson 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

Tracy Peterson Volunteer Support Technician 1 National Guard Rd
Columbia SC 29201
803-299-2515
tracy.l.peterson6.ctr@army.mil

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – As we continue to celebrate our 50th Anniversary, dozens of state committee leaders, volunteers, and staff of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) gathered at the Mark Center for the 2022 Annual National Leadership Meeting (NLM) November 17 and 18.

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WASHINGTON ­– The 2023 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award nomination season opens October 1, meaning Guard and Reserve Service members across the nation can submit their exceptional employers for national recognition beginning October 1 until December 31.

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April 10, 2022Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Announces 2021 Volunteers of Year

ALEXANDRIA, Va. –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ In this our 50th year, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve proudly announces the 2021 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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