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West Virginia

Committee Leadership

Mr. Joel Miltenberger Chair
Mr. Chuck Brannon State Vice Chair
Mr. John Miller/Mr. Dan Lanier/ Mr. Joe Holley Chair Emeritus
Mr. Johnnie Ross Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Sam Haddad  Military Outreach Director
Vacant Public Affairs Director
Mr. John Finlayson Training Director
Mr. Jonathan Schafler Ombudsman Director
Mr. John Miller Assistant Ombudsman Director
Vacant Southern Area Chair
VMr. James Crawford Eastern Area Chair
Mr. Gerald "Pete" Knapp Ohio River 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

Timothy Frazier Volunteer Support Technician Contractor 1679 Coonskin Drive
Charleston WV 25311
304-341-6262
timothy.b.frazier.ctr@army.mil

Brian Shaw State Program Coordinator 1679 Coonskin Drive
Charleston WV 25311
304-695-8235
Brian.e.shaw.civ@army.mil

News

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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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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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March 27, 2024Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Announces 2023 Regional Volunteers of Year

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (March 27, 2023) –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve proudly announces the 2023 Regional 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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