Contact Information

Gregory White Volunteer Support Technician Camp Robinson, Box 27
North Little Rock AR 72199

Don Quinn Program Support Specialist Camp Robinson Box 27
North Little Rock AR 72199


Committee Leadership

Ms. Jane English State Chair
Mr. William Wofford
Vice Chair
Mr. Jon Woodham Northwest Area Chair
Dr. Gil Fowler Northeast Area Chair
Mr. Paul Henley Southwest Area Chair
Mr. Carl Cheshier Southeast Area Chair
Mr. Gary Wynn Central Area Chair
Mr. Brian Anible Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Don Morrow Military Outreach Director
Mrs. Leanna Higginbotham Ombudsman Director
Mr. Normal Gilchrist Training Director
Mr. Elvin Tate Employment Initiative Program Director
Mr. David Dorrough Public Affairs Director


 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.


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March 14, 2017Arkansas ESGR volunteers respond to operational changes

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The change in the ESGR State Committee fulltime support model that resulted in a reduction of contract employees and change in how Patriot Awards are distributed to the respective ESGR State Committees has inspired some ESGR volunteer creative process management.

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March 14, 2017Crain Buick GMC supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

CONWAY, Ark. – Arkansas Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced Jami Slayton was honored March 7 with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of his employees serving in the Guard and Reserve. Slayton was nominated for being highly supportive of the Arkansas National Guard Spc. Daniel Mitchell.

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WASHINGTON (March 13) – Employers that support their military employees’ service make all the difference in the world.  That support can include paying an employee the difference between their military and civilian pay during a deployment, or even offering a full salary for the duration.  It can also be arranging for a US senator to be on hand for a farewell ceremony.  Some companies show their commitment by targeting military for hiring, while others set up military affinity groups to learn how to better serve their military employees.  Still others pitch in and simply make life easier for the families of deployed service members. Learn More.