Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Services for Veterans

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)

Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a U.S. Department of Defense organization whose mission is to "gain and maintain active support from all public and private employers for the men and women of the National Guard and Reserve."
The nation's Reserve components (all National Guard members and Reserve forces from all branches of the military) comprise approximately 46 percent of our total available military workforce. Our Reserve forces are spending more time away from the workplace, supporting a demanding operations tempo and training to maintain their mission readiness.

Civilian employers play a critical role by complying with existing employment laws protecting the rights of workers who serve in the Reserve component. ESGR promotes cooperation and understanding between Reserve component members and their civilian employers, and assists in resolving conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment.

ESGR operates through a network of hundreds of volunteers throughout the 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Europe. For more information, call 800.336.4590 or visit ESGR online.