WASHINGTON – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is pleased to announce the 2023 recipients of the James M. Roche Spirit of Volunteerism Award. The recipients are ESGR volunteers nominated by their respective ESGR State Committee Chairs for their exceptional contributions to ESGR’s mission over a sustained period of time.
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WASHINGTON – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) proudly announces the 30 finalists for the 2023 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The finalists include small and large private and public sector employers nominated by a National Guard or Reserve Component employee employed in their organization. ESGR received 1,863 nominations for this prestigious award for employers throughout the 50 states, Guam-CNMI, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and District of Columbia.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – U.S. Navy Capt. Jonathan Townsend assumes the duties of Executive Director of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) from U.S. Navy Capt. Robbie Underhill Feb 1. In this role, Townsend leads the Department of Defense ESGR in its mission of facilitating and promoting a cooperative culture of employer support for National Guard and Reserve service.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – As we continue to celebrate our 50th Anniversary, dozens of state committee leaders, volunteers, and staff of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) gathered at the Mark Center for the 2022 Annual National Leadership Meeting (NLM) November 17 and 18.
WASHINGTON – The 2023 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award nomination season opens October 1, meaning Guard and Reserve Service members across the nation can submit their exceptional employers for national recognition beginning October 1 until December 31.
KINGSHILL, U.S. Virgin Islands – The Virgin Islands Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve congratulates Dr. Esther Ellis recent recipient of the ESGR Patriot Award. Dr. Ellis, the Virgin Islands Department of Health territorial epidemiologist was nominated by 1st. Lt. Cosme Harrison who is assigned to the Virgin Islands Army National Guard, Medical Detachment.
KINGSHILL, U.S. Virgin Islands – The Home Depot, St. Croix signed the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s Statement of Support during the Virgin Islands St. Croix Briefing with the Boss recently.
The Virgin Islands Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve recognizes the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center as a 2022 Freedom Award semi-finalist during the committee's St. Croix Briefing with the Boss, recently.