Contact Information

Donald Roy Volunteer Support Technician 330 Old Niskayuna Rd.
Latham NY 12110

Darlene Stanton Program Support Specialist Division of Military & Naval Affairs 330 Old Niskayuna Road
Latham NY 12110

New York

Committee Leadership

Mr. Dennis Lutz State Chair Mrs. Mary Westmoreland Vice Chair
Mr. Paul E. Cannon Ombudsman Director Mr. Emil Baker Capital Area Chair
Ms. Joyce E. Curran Public Affairs Director/Genesee Area Chair Mr. Edgar Bessette Military Outreach Director
Mr. Kent Schneider Training Director Mr. Michael Russell Northern Area Chair
Mr. Maurice Naylon III Western Area Chair Mr. Michael Chierico Long Island Area Chair
Mr. Robert Van Pelt Employer Outreach Director Mr. Doug Little Lower Hudson Valley Area Chair
Mrs. Mary Westmoreland New York City Area Chair

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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June 20, 2017New York Air National Guard 106th Rescue Wing Receives ESGR briefing
WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. – The 106th Rescue Wing deploys worldwide to provide combat search and rescue coverage for U.S. and allied forces. Combat search and rescue missions include flying low-level, preferably at night aided with night vision goggles, to an objective area where aerial refueling of a rescue helicopter is performed, or par rescue teams are deployed.  Learn More.
June 13, 2017Vayner Media supervisor receives Department of Defense Patriot Award

NEW YORK – Ms. Claude Silver from Vayner Media in New York City was presented with the ESGR Patriot Awards June 12. U.S. Army Reserve 1st Lt. Michael Harstrict nominated Ms. Silver for this award. Harstrict is currently deployed and could not be present but his spouse JoBeth also presented Ms. Silver a flag that Harstrict flew in Iraq in honor of the recipient. This award was presented to her at Vayner Media in New York City.

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June 12, 2017Central New York Water Authority supervisor receives Patriot Award

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Michael Hooker from the Central New York’s Water Authority - OCWA was presented with the ESGR Patriot Awards June 7. Lt. Col. Jeffrey Brown from the 174th Air National Guard Wing nominated Hooker for this award.

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