Contact Information

Jennifer McGuiggan Volunteer Support Technician 5901 Beulah Rd.
Sandston VA 23150-6112

Monica Hazelwood-Frisby Program Support Specialist Bldg 316, Ft Pickett
Blackstone VA 23824


Committee Leadership

Mr. Steve Villalpando State Chair Mr. William Germelman Valley Area Chair
Mr. Joe Straten State Vice Chair Mr. Pete Montague Southwest VA Area Chair
Mr. James Reid State Training Director Ms. Geambro Hollis Northern VA Area Chair
Ms. Cynthia Norwood State Ombudsman Director Mr. James Hopper Central VA Area Chair
Mr. Omer Pugh State Military Outreach Director Ms. Ann Bey Fredericksburg Area Chair
Mr. Barry Firebaugh State Employer Outreach Director Mr. Walter Goodwyn Tidewater Area Chair
Ms. Adrienne Anderson State Public Affairs Director Mr. Henry Motley Piedmont Area Chair
Mr. Barry Vanlandingham State Awards Committee Director Mr. Robert W. Vaughan Roanoke Area Chair
Mr. Derrick Beggs State Boss Lift Director Mr. Jerome Wade Peninsula 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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March 28, 2017Virginia Farm Bureau receives Seven Seals Award

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Farm Bureau President and CEO Wayne F. Pryor, accepted the Seven Seals Award from the Virginia Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve committee March 10. The award was presented by Virginia ESGR Chair Steve Villalpando during the company’s first all employees meeting in 2017.

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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.
March 09, 2017DAI Solutions awarded Seven Seals Award

RICHMOND, Va. – DAI-Solution’s CEO, Sherilyne Daugherty, accepted the Seven Seals Award presented by Geambro Hollis, Northern Virginia area chair for the Virginia Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, March 3, in Alexandria.

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