Contact Information

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

Darlene Stanton Program Support Specialist Division of Military & Naval Affairs 3330 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
Vacant Awards 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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April 17, 2017New York Air National Guard Boss Lift patriotic support

SCOTIA, N.Y. – Prior to the one and a half hour flight over Upstate New York and Vermont, the employers attended an ESGR briefing and then overviews on the Air Force 109th Air Wing on April 4th. Employers were also briefed on the wing’s mission and history by Col. Shawn Clouthier who is the Commander of the 109th Airlift Wing. Flight and air safety procedures were given by the Air Force flight crew.

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April 11, 2017Citi Bank supervisor receives Department of Defense Patriot Award

New York – Patricia Dizon from Citi Bank in New York City was honored with a Patriot Award issued by the Secretary of Defense’s Office. She received the award March 21, 2017 for outstanding support of her men and women in uniform.

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April 11, 2017New York ESGR volunteers brief new Air National Guard recruits
STRATTON AIR BASE, N.Y. – New recruits waiting to attend basic training for the 109th Air Wing, New York Air National Guard attended briefings April 8. One of the briefings was presented by ESGR volunteers, Emil Baker, Capital Region Area Chair and Vinnie Nicosia. Learn More.