Contact Information

John Steele Volunteer Support Technician PO Box 5218
Austin TX 78763
512-782-5829
john.h.steele4.ctr@mail.mil

Ruth Rambaran Volunteer Support Technician 14657 Sneider Street
Houston TX 77034
512-547-9005
ruth.e.rambaran.ctr@mail.mil

Octaviano "Vee" Villanueva Program Support Specialist 1525 Chenault
Fort Worth TX 76127
512-413-1675
octaviano.villanueva.ctr@mail.mil

Texas

Committee Leadership

Mr. David Blackorby State Chair
Mr. Findley Brewster Vice Chair
Mr. Christopher Powers Military Outreach Director
Mr. Jules Franklin Training Director
Mr. Frank Bertone Awards Committee Chair
Mr. Ken Benson  Public Affairs Director
Mr. George Nami  Ombudsman Director
Ms. Raette Hearne  Employer Outreach Director

 

Texas Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (TXESGR) is a Department of Defense office, led and operated by dedicated volunteers and staff whose mission is to gain and sustain the active support of America's employers for the men and women serving in the Guard and Reserve by increasing awareness of federal and state laws, promoting compliance through education, recognizing supportive employers with an awards program, providing informal mediation services to resolve disputes related to an employee's military service obligation, and aid Guard and Reservists in obtaining career employment opportunities.

 

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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.
March 12, 2019Department of Defense Announces 30 Finalists for the 2019 Employer Support Freedom Award
WASHINGTON ­– Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) proudly announces the 30 finalists for the 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The finalists represent large and small employers, as well as public sector organizations. ESGR received 2,415 nominations for this prestigious award for employers throughout 50 states, Guam-CNMI, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia.  Learn More.

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