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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. WO Jones (Interim) Area 1 Chair
Mr. Leroy Matthews 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

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June 09, 2022Byram Mississippi Police Department receives ESGR Above and Beyond Award

BYRAM, Miss. – The Above and Beyond Award was presented to the Byram Police Department to recognize the Department for going above and beyond the legal requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act by providing their Guard and Reserve employees additional, non-mandated benefits and outstanding support.

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April 10, 2022Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Announces 2021 Volunteers of Year

ALEXANDRIA, Va. –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ In this our 50th year, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve proudly announces the 2021 Volunteers of the Year (VOTY). Volunteers who serve in following functional and operational areas were nominated by their respective State Committee for the prestigious honor of being named Volunteer of the Year: Military Outreach, Employer Outreach, Public Affairs, Training, Ombudsman, and Operations.

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March 21, 2022Department of Defense Announces 2022 Employer Support Freedom Award Finalists

WASHINGTON – In this our 50th year, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) proudly announces the 30 finalists for the 2022 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The finalists include small and large private and public sector employers nominated by a National Guard or Reserve Component employee employed in their organization. ESGR received 2,777 nominations for this prestigious award for employers throughout the 50 states, Guam-CNMI, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and District of Columbia.

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