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Juliette Brandt Volunteer Support Technician Military Bureau Camp Keyes
Augusta ME 04333

Joe Tatem Program Support Specialist Camp Keyes 194 Winthrop St
Augusta ME 04333


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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April 12, 2017HNTB Corporation honored by Department of Defense for extraordinary support

WESTBROOK, Maine – Roland Lavallee was honored to receive an Above and Beyond Award  for HNTB Corporation in recognition of extraordinary support of their employees who serve in the Maine Guard and Reserve.

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April 12, 2017Mayo Regional Hospital supervisor receives Department of Defense Patriot Award

DOVER FOXCROFT, Maine – Dr. David McDermott of Mayo Regional Hospital was presented with a Patriot Award March 7 by Wes Hedlund, Maine Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve employer outreach volunteer, in recognition of extraordinary support of his Reserve Component employee Capt. David Flaherty.

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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.