Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)

Regular Army: Active Duty

Benefit Fact Sheet


Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a Department of Defense organization established to promote cooperation and understanding between Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from the employee's military commitment. The ESGR Ombudsman Services Program provides neutral counseling and mediation of issues relating to compliance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).


Regular Army Soldiers are not eligible for ESGR services. The ESGR program is designed to support Service members who have military duty commitments which conflicts with employment and the resulting employment and reemployment rights as provided for by the Uniformed Services Employment and  Reemployment Rights Soldiers kneeling with a chinook landing in the backgroundAct (USERRA).

Additional Information

For more information, please see the ESGR webpage maintained by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve:

What is USERRA:

Document Review Date: 29 June 2022