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Committee Leadership

Mr. Edward Hamilton State Chair
Vacant State Vice Chair
Mr. Erwin Gutzwiller Ombudsman/Training Director
Vacant Public Affairs Director
Mr. Frank Blalock Military Outreach Director
Mr. Matt Segal Employer Outreach Director
Vacant West Area Chair
Mr. Ken Oppenheim Northeast Area Chair
Mr. Mabry Martin North Central Area Chair
Mr. Kevin Spalding South Central Area Chair
Mr. Jim Lee Southeast Area Chair


North Carolina Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve(NCESGR) is a Department of Defense office led and operated by dedicated volunteers and staff whose mission is to gain and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve Service Members by recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of the Uniformed Services Employment Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), resolving conflicts through mediation and developing initiatives to increase employment opportunities for military service members, veterans and families. The field committee is made up of over 100 dedicated volunteers reaching out to employers and military service members through multi-functional areas such as Employer and Military Outreach, Public Affairs, Ombudsman, Training, and Employment Initiatives.

Contact Information

Tony Clark Volunteer Support Technician 4240 West Blvd.
Charlotte NC 28204


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November 22, 2022ESGR Gathers for Annual National Leadership Meeting

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – As we continue to celebrate our 50th Anniversary, dozens of state committee leaders, volunteers, and staff of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) gathered at the Mark Center for the 2022 Annual National Leadership Meeting (NLM) November 17 and 18.

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September 30, 20222023 Freedom Award Nomination Season Opens October 1

WASHINGTON ­– The 2023 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award nomination season opens October 1, meaning Guard and Reserve Service members across the nation can submit their exceptional employers for national recognition beginning October 1 until December 31.

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May 27, 2022Labcorp Signs Statement of Support for Guard and Reserve Members

BURLINGTON, N.C. – North Carolina Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced recently that Labcorp, a global life sciences company, signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve at its corporate headquarters in Burlington.

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