Contact Information

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

Dave Cyrus Program Support Specialist 1679 Coonskin Drive
Charleston WV 25311
304-201-3490
david.a.cyrus.ctr@mail.mil

West Virginia

Committee Leadership

Mr. John Miller Chair
Mr. Joel Miltenberger Vice Chair
Mr. Dan Lanier Chair Emeritus
Mr. Sam Haddad Military Outreach/Metro Area Chair
Mr. John Finlayson Employer Outreach Director & Training
Mr. Joel Miltenberger Volunteer Management Coordinator
Mr. Jonathan Schafler Ombudsman Director
Mr.Charles Brannon Asst. Ombudsman Director
Ms. Megan Jenkins Public Affairs Director
Mr. James Crawford Eastern Area Chair
Mr. Bill Wooton  Southern Area Chair
Mr. Gerald "Pete" Knapp Ohio River Area Chair
Vacant
North Western 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.

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May 16, 2019Leadership Kanawha Valley Bosslift for employers of Guard and Reserve members

CHARLESTON, W. Va. –  Over 42 members of Leadership Kanawha Valley were hosted recently, by the West Virginia Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.  The days events began by a brief from Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, The Adjutant General for the State of West Virginia. 

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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.
March 05, 2019Forge Business Solutions signs Statement of Support for Guard and Reserve members

MORGANTOWN, W.V. – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced that President/CEO Frank Vitale of Forge Business Solutions, signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve Feb. 21.  The signing ceremony occurred at the Forge Business Solution office in Morgantown.

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