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                                      Closing Date Extended to March 31, 2022

SANDSTON, Va. – The Virginia Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve announces the launch of their formal search for the next Virginia ESGR State Chair.

The State Chair is an official Department of Defense volunteer position with a three-year term of service. State Chairs are required to take an oath of office and is appointed by the ESGR Executive Director. The Virginia State Chair’s role is to provide the leadership and vision for a team of dedicated volunteers throughout Virginia to carry out the ESGR mission. 

ESGR is a Department of Defense program 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. ESGR carries out its mission through its headquarters staff and more than 3,000 volunteers across 54 State Committees who conduct proactive outreach to Service members and employers to make them aware of their rights and responsibilities under the Uniformed Service Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA); provide no-cost, neutral mediation to Service members and their employers when issues arise; and manage a robust Employer Awards program to recognize the critical role supportive employers have in enhancing retention rates in the Reserve Component (RC).

Proven leaders, who are interested and meet qualifying skills for the Virginia ESGR State Chair position, are encouraged to submit a nomination.  To be considered for selection, each interested candidate should submit a nomination package, to include the following items:

  1. Biographical summary or resume
  2. A letter stating his/her reason(s) for interest in serving, and thoughts and plans for leading the insert state ESGR state committee
  3. Other supporting materials, as appropriate (recommendations, photos, etc.)

Nomination packages must be submitted via U.S. mail no later than March 31, 2022 to the Virginia ESGR Search Committee Chair at the following address: 

Margo Fraser
Volunteer Support Technician-Virginia ESGR Committee
5901 Beulah Rd.
Sandston, VA 23150
DoD Contractor, GAP Solutions
Office: (804) 236-7720

Questions about the process may be referred to the Search Committee Chair via contact above.

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