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Committee Leadership

Mr. David Blackorby State Chair
Mr. James "JP" Hogan Vice Chair
Ms. Raette Hearne Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Wilmer Roberts Military Outreach Director
Mr. Ken Benson Public Affairs Director
Mr. Roland Keller Training Director
Mr. George Nami  Ombudsman Director
Mr. Frank Bertone Awards Director
Mr. James “JP” Hogan Northern Region Director
Mr. Dave Pruett Northwestern Region Director
Ms. Caryl Hill Southern Region Director
Mr. Bill Cyrus Eastern Region Director
Mr. John Baily Western Region Director
Mr. Jules Franklin Central Region Director

 

Texas Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (TXESGR) is a Department of Defense office, led and operated by dedicated volunteers and staff whose mission is to gain and sustain the active support of America's employers for the men and women serving in the Guard and Reserve by increasing awareness of federal and state laws, promoting compliance through education, recognizing supportive employers with an awards program, providing informal mediation services to resolve disputes related to an employee's military service obligation, and aid Guard and Reservists in obtaining career employment opportunities.

 

Contact Information

John Steele Volunteer Support Technician Contractor PO Box 5218
Austin TX 78763
512-782-5829
john.h.steele4.ctr@mail.mil

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May 29, 2024Secretary of Defense appoints John F. Sampa as Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve National Chair

ARLINGTON, Va. –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III has appointed retired Command Sgt. Maj. John F. Sampa, as the National Chair for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. ESGR’s National Chair is an official Department of Defense volunteer position.

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May 27, 2024In Memoriam Pennsylvania ESGR State Chair Emeritus George Duell

HORSHAM, Pa. – Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an office of the Department of Defense, honors the memory of George H. Duell, Jr. who was the State Chair from 2001–2007

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April 17, 2024Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Announces 2023 Volunteers of Year

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (April 17, 2024) –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve proudly announces the 2023 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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