Skip to main content


Committee Leadership

Mr. Aubrey Ray State Chair
Mr. W.O. Jones Vice Chair North
Mr. James Garner Vice-Chair South
Ms. Connie Myers Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Dan Johnson Military Outreach Director
Mr. Tom Gerity Ombudsman Director
Mr. W.O. Jones/Mr. William Allen Asst. Ombudsman Director
Ms. Lisa Ponder Public Affairs Director
Ms. Margarett Barnes Awards Director
Mr. Tim Lea Training Director
Mr. Ricky Myers Bosslift Coordinator
Mr. Robert Chesnut Area 1 Chair
Mr. Melvin Woods Area 2 Chair
Mr. Jimmy Vaughan Area 3 Chair
Ms. Joyce Robinson Area 4 Chair
Ms. Lynn Holloway Area 5 Chair
Ms. September Wallace Area 6 Chair
Mr. Glenn Bremenkamp Area 7 Chair

The Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (MSESGR) is a Department of Defense office.  It is led and operated by dedicated volunteers and staff whose mission is to gain and maintain employer support for the Guard and Reserve.  The mission is accomplished by recognizing outstanding employer support, increasing awareness and education of Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), resolving conflicts through mediation, and developing initiatives to increase employment opportunities for military service members and veterans.

With the dedicated work of more than 70 volunteers across the great state of Mississippi, MSESGR reaches out to employers and service members in areas such as employer outreach, military outreach, public affairs, mediation, training, and employment initiative programs.

Contact Information

Leanne Hall Volunteer Support Technician Joint Force Headquarters ESGR 1410 Riverside Drive
Jackson MS 39202

Follow Mississippi at ..


See All
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!

Learn More.
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.

Learn More.

Fifteen Exceptional Employers Recognized for Top Honor

WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense is pleased to announce the 15 recipients of the 2021 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.