Contact Information

Verna Walcott Volunteer Support Technician RR1 Box 9201 Virgin Islands National Guard - JFHQ
Kingshill VI 00850

US Virgin Islands

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Committee Leadership

Mr. Stanley Jones State Chair
Vacant Vice Chair
Vacant Area Chair - St. Thomas / St. John
Ms. Hollis McIntosh Area Chair - St. Croix
Ms. Zandra Petersen Ombudsman Director
Ms. Lorelie Clarke Training Director
Ms. Julia Joseph-Simon Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Kenny Walcott Military Outreach Director
Ms. Shereen Grouby Public Affairs Director / Volunteer 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 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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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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August 01, 2019Virgin Islands ESGR honors first responders and supportive employers

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands – Virgin Islands National Guard supporters were recognized during the Virgin Islands Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve annual St. Thomas Employer Awards and Recognition Dinner held at Victor’s New Hideout recently.

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July 14, 2019Dr. Dale Manuel receives Department of Defense Patriot Award

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – Dr. Dale Manuel, Smiles St. Croix Dental Studio, dentist, received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award at a ceremony recently. Stanley Jones, state chair, Virgin Islands Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve made the presentation during the committees’ annual St. Croix Employer Awards and Recognition Dinner at The Buccaneer. This is Manuel’s second Patriot Award.

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