Contact Information

Marvin Wells Volunteer Support Technician JFHQ-ESGR 3041 Sidco Dr
Nashville TN 38118

Carlton Denson Program Support Specialist JFHQ-ESGR 3042 Sidco Drive
Nashville, TN 37204


Committee Leadership

Mr. Jim Mungenast State Chair, ESGR Volunteer Support and Executive Advisory Subcommittees
VACANT State Vice Chair
Ms. Susan Kyle Tennessee ESGR Training Director (Training Director of the Year in 2014)
Mr. Dana Hampton
Military Outreach Director
Mr. Bill Marley
Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Fred Denson Tennessee ESGR Ombudsman Director
Mr. Ken Tarkington Public Affairs Director (Public Affairs Director of the Year in 2014)
Mr. Marvin Wells
ESGR State Website Content Manager


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 13, 2017Amazon Fulfillment Center safety manager receives ESGR Patriotic Employer Award

CHARLESTON, Tenn. – The Employer Support for Guard and Reserve Patriotic Employer Award was presented June 2 to Amazon Fulfillment Center Safety Manager Charles Patterson. Patterson was nominated by currently deployed Sgt. Marissa Buchanan of the 230th Sustainment Brigade, Tennessee Army National Guard.

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June 08, 2017Red Bank Police Department supervisors receive Patriot Awards

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Alabama Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Brandon Septor of the 666th Ordnance Company nominated his supervisors with the Red Bank Police Department for recognition with the Employer Support for Guard and Reserve Patriotic Employer Award.

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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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