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Committee Leadership

Mr. Robert Barnette State Chair
Ms. Monica Hazelwood Frisby State Vice Chair
Mr. Gerald James Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Robert Sempek Military Outreach Director
Vacant Public Affairs Director
Mr. John Lentz Training Director
Mr. Courtney Wheeler Ombudsman Director
Vacant Awards Director
Mr. Raymond Dawson Bosslift Coordinator
Vacant Nothern Area Chair
Mr. John Lentz Southwest Area Chair
Mr. Ronnie Emerson Piedmont Valley Area Chair
Vacant Central Area Chair
Vacant Fredericskburg Area Chair
Vacant Tidewater Area Chair

  

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

Aaron Sylvester Volunteer Support Technician 5901 Beulah Rd.
Sandston VA 23150-6112
804-236-7720
aaron.j.sylvester.ctr@army.mil

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November 30, 2023Department of Defense is accepting applications for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve National Chair

ARLINGTON, Va. –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ The Department of Defense (DoD) is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for the National Chair of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The National Chair is appointed by the Secretary of Defense as an unpaid statutory volunteer.

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November 16, 2023Delaware ESGR Chair Inducted into Aviation Hall of Fame

NEW CASTLE, Del. – Delaware Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Chair, Hugh T. Broomall, was inducted into the Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame at a formal ceremony presided over by LeSans Alexander, the Aviation’s Hall of Fame vice president Nov. 10.

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November 02, 2023Pennsylvania Chair Emeritus inducted into Hall of Fame

HORSHAM, Pa. – Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an office of the Department of Defense, announced that State Chair Emeritus Wesley (Wes) Craig was inducted into the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) Hall of Fame in October.

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