Employer Support of Guard and Reserve organization is looking for state volunteer chair

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve helps employers support part-time service members and resolve issues

The New York Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, known as ESGR, is looking for somebody to chair the committee which works to help employers and members of the National Guard and Reserves to understand their obligations to each other.

The Chair of the commission is an official Department of Defense volunteer position.

The position carries a three-year term and the protocol of a military two-star flag officer.

The selected candidate for this prominent position will be required to take an oath of office and will be sworn in during a formal ceremony.

The State Chair serves at the pleasure of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs.

The Chair’s most important role is to provide the leadership and vision for a team of dedicated volunteers spread all across New York in carrying out the mission.

ESGR operates through a network of thousands of volunteers nationwide and in all state committees, and conducts volunteer activities, like employer outreach and awards presentations, military education briefs, and mediation.

ESGR’s dedicated volunteers come from all walks of life. They are business executives, military spouses, civic leaders, military personnel, and patriotic citizens.

ESGR volunteers seek to improve the employer relations of our brave men and women that place themselves in harm’s way, leave their families, and put their careers on hold as they preserve our way of life.

Proven leaders, who are interested and meet qualifying skills for the New York ESGR State Chair position are encouraged to submit a nomination.

To be considered for selection by the search committee, each interested candidate should submit their nomination package, to include the following items:

1. Biographical summary or Resume

2. A letter stating his/her willingness to accept the position, reason(s) for interest in serving, and thoughts and plans for leading the New York ESGR state committee

3. Other supporting materials, as appropriate (recommendations, photos, etc.)

Nomination packages must be submitted via US Mail no later than August 23, 2019, to the New York ESGR Search Committee at the following address: HQ, NYARNG, ATTN: Don Roy, 330 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, N.Y. 12110, or email donald.e.roy.ctr@mail.mil.

Anyone having any questions regarding the process may call Don Roy at 518.786.0389.

ESGR, a Department of Defense program, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee’s military commitment. Paramount to ESGR’s mission is encouraging employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and leadership to the civilian workforce.

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