Contact Information

Donald Roy Volunteer Support Technician Division of Military & Naval Affairs 330 Old Niskayuna Rd.
Latham NY 12110

Darlene Stanton Program Support Specialist Division of Military & Naval Affairs 330 Old Niskayuna Road
Latham NY 12110

New York

Committee Leadership

Mr. Dennis Lutz State Chair
Ms. Mary Westmoreland Vice Chair/New York City Area Chair
Mr. Paul E. Cannon Ombudsman Director
Mr. Kent Schneider Training Director
Mr. Robert Van Pelt Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Ed Bessette Awards Director
Mr. Paul Geiss Central Area Chair
Mr. Maurice Naylon III Western Area Chair
Mr. Michael Russell Northern Area Chair
Mr. James D'Agostino Long Island Area Chair
Mr. Doug Little Lower Hudson Valley Area Chair
Ms. Joyce E. Curran Public Affairs Director/Genesee Area Chair
Mr. Emil Baker Military Outreach Director/Capital District Chair

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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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.
April 18, 2019Five City Underwriting Agency employers receive Patriotic Awards

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. – Five members of the City Underwriting Agency in Lake Success were presented with individual Patriot Awards April 15. The awards were requested by U. S. Marine Corp Reserve Cpl. Norman Gomez-Vasquez.

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April 18, 2019Turner Construction Company Manager Receives Patriotic Award

WOODSIDE, N.Y. – Lana Sarchiapone, a manager with the Turner Construction Company was presented with a Patriot Award April 11. The award was requested by U. S. Coast Guard Reserve service Member, Petty Officer 3rd Class Deidre Dolan.

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