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US Virgin Islands

Committee Leadership

Mr. Stanley Jones State Chair
Vacant Vice Chair
Ms. Jacqueline Sprauve 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.

Contact Information

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


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May 23, 2022Juan F. Luis Hospital 2022 Freedom Award Nominee

The Virgin Islands Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve recognizes the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center as a 2022 Freedom Award semi-finalist during the committee's St. Croix Briefing with the Boss, recently.

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May 23, 2022U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health supervisor receives Patriot Award

KINGSHILL, U.S. Virgin Islands – The Virgin Islands Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve congratulates Dr. Esther Ellis recent recipient of the ESGR Patriot Award. Dr. Ellis, the Virgin Islands Department of Health territorial epidemiologist was nominated by 1st. Lt. Cosme Harrison who is assigned to the Virgin Islands Army National Guard, Medical Detachment.

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May 23, 2022The Home Depot St. Croix signs Statement of Support

KINGSHILL, U.S. Virgin Islands – The Home Depot, St. Croix signed the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s Statement of Support during the Virgin Islands St. Croix Briefing with the Boss recently.

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