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Pennsylvania

Committee Leadership

Mr. Martin Kuhar State Chair
Mrs. Susan Robertson Vice Chair
Mr. Gregory Parrish Training Director
Mr. William Burkhard Public Affairs Director
Mr. Eric Story Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Wesley E. Craig Military Outreach Director
Mr. Terry Curran Ombudsman Director
Mr. George Mentzer Asst. Ombudsman Director
Mrs. Susan Robertson Asst. Ombudsman Director
Mr. Joseph Gentile East Central Area Chair
Mr. William Richards Mountain Area Chair
Mr. Gregory Simmons Mountain Area Chair
Mr. William Burkhard North Central Area Chair
Mr. Thomas Livingston North Central Area Chair
Mr. Michael Jones North East Area Chair
Vacant Lake Area Chair
Mr. Eric Story North West Area Chair
Mrs. Susan Robertson North West Area Chair
Mr. James Astor South Central Area Chair
Mr. George Mentzer South Central Area Chair
Mr. Wesley Craig South East Area Chair
Vacant South East Area Chair
Ms. Rochelle Stachel South West Area 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.

Contact Information

Theresa Arentzen Volunteer Support Technician 1051 Fairchild St
Horsham PA 19044
215-323-7435
theresa.arentzen.ctr@us.af.mil

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April 27, 2021Penn State Applied Research honored by Department of Defense for extraordinary support

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced today that Dr. Allan Sonsteby, Director, Penn State Applied Research Lab (ARL) received the ESGR Above and Beyond Award in recognition of the extraordinary support of ARL’s employees who serve in the Pennsylvania Guard and Reserve.

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April 27, 2021Penn State Law Veterans and Service Members Legal Clinic honored by Department of Defense

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced today Professor Michele Vollmer (Director, Veterans and service members Legal Clinic) received the ESGR Above and Beyond Award in recognition of the extraordinary support of the Law School’s employees and all veterans who serve in the Guard and Reserve.

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April 21, 2021ESGR Recognizes 2020 Volunteers of the Year

ALEXANDRIA, Va. –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve announces the 2020 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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