Contact Information

James Adams Volunteer Support Technician 1750 Congressman Dickinson Dr. Room 123
Montgomery AL 36109

Billie Ivey Program Support Specialist 1750 Congressman Dickinson Dr. Room 123
Montgomery AL 36109


Department of Defense


Committee Leadership

Mr. E. Warren Dailey  State Chair Mr. Hoke Graham Ombudsman Director
Vacant  State Vice Chair Mr. Clarence Junkins Asst. Ombudsman Director
Mr. Paul Worthey District 1 Chair Mr. Don Wood Military Outreach Director
Vacant District 2 Chair Ms. Nancy Waller Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Mark Bowen District 3 Chair Mr. Jack McNair Bosslift Director
Mr. Kenneth Ridgeway District 4 Chair Mr. James Billings Public Affairs Director
Mr. William Knight District 5 Chair Mr. E. Warren Dailey  Training Director
Ms. Nancy Waller District 6 Chair Mr. James Billings Awards Director
Mr. Jack McNair District 7 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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August 23, 2019DOD Honors Employers of Guardsmen, Reservists

WASHINGTON – Fifteen private-sector and municipal employers received the 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award at a Pentagon ceremony for providing exceptional support to their employees who serve in the National Guard or Reserves.

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June 17, 2019Department of Defense Announces 2019 Recipients of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award
WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense announced the 15 recipients of the 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest U.S. government honor to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees. Learn More.
March 12, 2019Department of Defense Announces 30 Finalists for the 2019 Employer Support Freedom Award
WASHINGTON ­– Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) proudly announces the 30 finalists for the 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The finalists represent large and small employers, as well as public sector organizations. ESGR received 2,415 nominations for this prestigious award for employers throughout 50 states, Guam-CNMI, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia.  Learn More.