Contact Information

Leanne Hall Volunteer Support Technician Joint Force Headquarters ESGR 1410 Riverside Drive
Jackson MS 39202
601-313-6508
Leanne.y.hall.ctr@mail.mil

Cara Divelbliss Program Support Specialist 6225 M St.
Meridian MS 39307
601-484-9500
Cara.a.divelbliss.ctr@mail.mil

Mississippi

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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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.
February 28, 2019DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NAMES SEMIFINALISTS FOR 2019 TOP EMPLOYER AWARD

WASHINGTON – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) program, has identified 135 employers as semifinalists for the 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, commonly referred to as the Freedom Award.

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November 30, 20182019 FREEDOM AWARD NOMINATION SEASON CLOSES SOON
WASHINGTON – It’s time to break the internet with accolades and kudos for the most supportive employer out there!  Only thirty-one days remain to nominate your employer for the 2019 Freedom Award! Learn More.

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