Contact Information

Agustin Rivera Maldonado Program Support Specialist 100 General Estevez St
San Juan PR 00901-2104

Isolina Negron-Ruiz Volunteer Support Technician 100 General Estevez St
San Juan PR 00901-2104

Carlos I. Santana ESGR Coordinator 100 General Estevez St
San Juan PR 00901-2104

Puerto Rico

Committee Leadership

Mr. José Ramón Rivera State Chair Mr. Ruben Sanchez Ombudsman Director
Mr. Carlos E. Huertas Vice Chair Mr. Ruben Sanchez Employer Outreach Director
VACANT Awards Coordinator VACANT Public Affairs Director
Mr. Freddie Zaragoza Northwest Area Chair Mr. Luis Diaz Military Outreach Director
Mr. Freddie Zaragoza Southwest Area Chair Ms. Ana Rosario Training Director
VACANT Northeast Area Chair VACANT Southeast Area Chair
VACANT Volunteer Coordinator VACANT Awards Coordinator


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 Uniform 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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August 29, 2019 Puerto Rico ESGR committee host the Annual Planning and Awards Meeting (APAM) on August 9th in San Juan, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Puerto Rico Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve hosted its Annual Planning and Awards Meeting Aug. 9 at Puerto Rico National Guard Headquarters. Special guests for this event was The Adjutant General of Puerto Rico, Maj. Gen. José Juan Reyes and Ronney Lloyd ESGR Regional Coordinator.

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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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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.