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West Virginia

Committee Leadership

Mr. John Miller Chair
Mr. Joel Miltenberger Vice Chair
Mr. Dan Lanier Chair Emeritus
Mr. Sam Haddad Military Outreach Director
VACANT Employer Outreach Director
Mr. John Finlayson Training Director
Mr. Joel Miltenberger Volunteer Management Coordinator
Mr. Jonathan Schafler Ombudsman Director
Mr.Charles Brannon Asst. Ombudsman Director
VACANT Public Affairs Director
Mr. James Crawford Eastern Area Chair
VACANT Southern Area Chair
Mr. Gerald "Pete" Knapp Ohio River 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

Rita McCallister Volunteer Support Technician 1679 Coonskin Drive
Charleston WV 25311
304-341-6262
rita.d.mccallister.ctr@army.mil

Brian Shaw State Program Coordinator 1679 Coonskin Drive
Charleston WV 25311
304-695-8235
Brian.e.shaw.civ@army.mil

News

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August 19, 2022Supervisors at WVU Medicine honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Candise Kerns and Melissa Rose recently received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award presented by ESGR volunteer Gerald “Pete” Knapp, for their extraordinary support provided to employee Carissa Diggs, a service member of the West Virginia Army National Guard.

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August 19, 2022James Crawford recipient of “Spirit of Volunteerism” Award

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. – A 20 year ESGR volunteer recipient James Crawford recently received the James Roche Award for “Spirit of Volunteerism” presented by fellow volunteers Vice Chair Joel Miltenberger and Brian Shaw in what was considered a “surprise attack from his office staff and family” in his private practice law office in Charles Town Aug. 16.

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August 05, 2022Supervisor at WVU Hospital honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Donna Shahan a supervisor at West Virginia University Hospital recently received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award presented by ESGR volunteer Mark Hadix, for the extraordinary support provided to employee Spc. Kyla Groves - a service member of the West Virginia Air National Guard.

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