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Mission and End State

Mission Statement

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a Department of Defense office that develops and promotes supportive work environments for Service members in the Reserve Components through outreach, recognition, and educational opportunities that increase awareness of applicable laws.  It also provides assistance in resolving conflicts between the Service members and their employers.

End State  

All employers support and value the employment of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States and Territories, thereby increasing the readiness of the Reserve Components.


        All employers

        All uniformed Service members

        Families of affected Service members



        State and Territory governors

        Department of Defense

        Department of Homeland Security

        Department of Labor

        Department of Veterans Affairs

        Uniformed Services


        ESGR volunteers and staff

Specified Goals

Goal 1  Increase the number of Employers engaged

Goal 2  Increase the number of Selective Reserve engaged

Goal 3  Effectively Support answering Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) inquiries and cases

Goal 4  Effectively Maintain Committee Strength and skills