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Committee Leadership

Ms. Sabrina Milano State Chair
Mr. David Wheel  State Vice Chair
Vacant Employer Outreach Director
Vacant Military Outreach Director
Vacant Public Affairs Director
Vacant Training Director
Vacant Ombudsman Director
Mr. Shawn Bryan Chair Emeritus


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

Patrick Anderson Volunteer Support Technician Contractor 789 National Guard Road Building 10-14
Colchester VT 05446

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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 29, 2024Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Seeks Nominations for Maine ESGR State Chair

AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is now seeking nominations for the next Maine ESGR State Chair. Nominations must be received by August 31, 2024.

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