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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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Frank (Tony) Pellicer Volunteer Support Technician 82 Marine Street
Saint Augustine FL 32084

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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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September 09, 2021Medical Delivery Service supervisors receive Department of Defense Patriot Awards

TAMPA, Fla. – Customer Service Managers Nadia Pyles and Steve Powers of Medical Delivery Service received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award recently for exception support of their Reserve Component employee.

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September 09, 2021Roger Lear honored by Department of Defense for exceptional support

ORLANDO, Fla.Florida Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced today founder and president, Roger Lear of received the ESGR Seven Seals Award in recognition of the exceptional support he provides members of the Florida National Guard and Reserve.

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