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. Ten Eyck B. Powell State Chair
Ms. Mary Westmoreland Vice Chair/New York City Area Chair
Mr. Bill Cleary Ombudsman Director
Mr. Ed Bessette Asst. Ombudsman Director
Mr. Kent Schneider Training Director
Mr. Emil Baker Employer Outreach 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. Robert Van Pelt Military Outreach Director           
VACANT Awards Director

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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September 19, 2019Employers get firsthand look at New York Army National Guard training

CAMP SMITH, N.Y. - Employers from Long Island and the Albany, N.Y. area got a four-day training weekend crammed into one day during an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve "boss lift" to the New York National Guard's Camp Smith Training Site Monday, Sept. 16.

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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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July 18, 2019Morgan Stanley supervisors receive Department of Defense Patriot Awards

NEW YORK – Three Morgan Stanley supervisors were recognized in New York City July 16 for their outstanding support of U.S. Navy Reserve Capt. Jarret Roth. Bernard Costello, Michael Devine, and Patrick Haskell, all received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award.

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