Contact Information

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

Cara Divelbliss Program Support Specialist 6225 M St.
Meridian MS 39307


Committee Leadership

Mr. Aubrey Ray State Chair Mr. W.O. Jones Vice Chair North
Mr. James "Jim" Garner Vice-Chair South Mr. Robert Chesnut Area 1 Chair
Mr. Derwood Boyles Chair Emeritus' Mr. Ken Whittington Area 2 Chair
Ms. Connie Myers Employer Outreach Director Mr. Jimmy Vaughan Area 3 Chair
Mr. Gary Huffman Military Outreach Director Ms. Joyce Robinson Area 4 Chair
Mr. W.O. Jones Ombudsman Director Ms. Lynn Holloway Area 5 Chair
Mr. William Allen Asst. Ombudsman Director Ms. September Wallace  Area 6 Chair
Ms. Lisa Ponder Public Affairs Director Mr. Glenn Bremenkamp Area 7 Chair
Ms. Rita Manser Awards Director Mr. Tim Lea Training Director
Mr. Ricky Myers Bosslift Coordinator

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.

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October 17, 2019Vicksburg Police Department supervisor receives Department of Defense Patriot Award

VICKSBURG, Miss. – Police Lt. Johnnie Edwards, Commander of the Criminal Investigation Division at the Vicksburg Police Department was awarded a Patriot Award by the Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Oct. 9.

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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.