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Arkansas

Committee Leadership

Mr. William Wofford State Chair
Mr. Gary Wynn Vice Chair
Mr. Jon Woodham Northwest Area Chair
Dr. Gil Fowler Northeast Area Chair
Mr. Elvin Tate Northeast Vice Area Chair
Mr. Paul Henley Southwest Area Chair
Ms. Sandra Jackson Southeast Area Chair
Ms. Shawntel Brown Central Area Chair
Mr. Don Quinn Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Don Morrow Military Outreach Director
Mrs. Leanna Higginbotham Ombudsman Director
Mr. Normal Gilchrest Training Director
Mr. Cary Shillcutt Public Affairs Director

 

 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.

Contact Information

Gregory White Volunteer Support Technician Camp Robinson, Box 27
North Little Rock AR 72199
501-212-4018
gregory.j.white10.ctr@mail.mil

News

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September 30, 2021Freedom Award Nomination Season Now Open

WASHINGTON – Do you have a story to tell about how exceptional your employer’s support is to Guard and Reserve service members?  If your employer goes above and beyond in their support for Guardsmen or Reservists, nominate them for the 2022 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award!

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July 26, 2021ESGR Announces 2021 James M. Roche Spirit of Volunteerism Award Recipients

WASHINGTON – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of the James M. Roche Spirit of Volunteerism Award. The recipients are ESGR volunteers nominated by their respective ESGR State Committee Chairs for their exceptional contributions to ESGR’s mission over a sustained period of time.

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July 23, 2021J.B. Hunt named 2021 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award Recipient

WASHINGTON ­– Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III named J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. one of the 15 recipients of the 2021 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, in recognition of the organization’s exemplary support for its National Guard and Reserve employees.   

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