Committee Leadership

Mr. John Pugh Chair, HQ ESGR Volunteer Support Subcommittee
Mr. Larry Jones Vice Chair,  Employer Outreach Director and Area Chair Southeast Louisiana
Mr. Bob Gillan Vice Chair & Area Chair Central Louisiana
Mr. Keith Kingston Military Outreach Director
Mr. John Manion Ombudsman Director,  HQ ESGR Ombudsman Subcommittee
Ms. Tina Kingston Training Director
Mr. Ryan Nelson
Public Affairs Director
Ms. Tammy Prine Bosslift 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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July 18, 2017St Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

COVINGTON, La. – Sheriff Randy Smith of St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Office was presented with a Patriot Award July 18 by Ombudsman Director John Manion, Jimmy Rogers and Lane Carson Southeast sector members of the Louisiana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve in recognition of extraordinary support of Staff Sgt. Tasso Taylor who serves in the Louisiana Army National Guard.

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July 18, 2017Nikki P’s Realty signs Statement of Support for Guard and Reserve members

LAKE CHARLES, La. – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program announced Nikki Pruitt, broker/owner signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve. 

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June 08, 2017Tennessee ESGR State Chair Carl Lambert dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve State Chair Carl E. Lambert, age 71, died June 4.  He is preceded in death by parents Leslie and Sibble Lambert and sister Anna Sue Mead. 

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