Our Mission

ESGR facilitates and promotes a cooperative culture of employer support for National Guard and Reserve service by developing and advocating mutually beneficial initiatives; recognizing outstanding employer support; increasing awareness of applicable laws and policies; resolving potential conflicts between employers and their service members; and acting as the employers’ principal advocate within DoD. Paramount to ESGR's mission is encouraging employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce.

West Virginia Military Connect

The goal of this network is to increase educational, training, and employment opportunities for service members and their families.

Emphasis will be placed on providing assistance to unemployed service members who are completing
active duty tours with priority given to the special
needs of Wounded Warriors.


Benefits of Hiring Guardsmen and Reservists

Hiring a Reservist or a Guardsman makes good business sense. These are disciplined and skilled workers who display pride, leadership, responsibility and professionalism in what they do. They understand the mission of their civilian jobs and make it a priority to get results, all while displaying a strong work ethic. Service members often possess advanced skills, certifications and education and are more valuable employees and service members - an essential element in sustaining the All-Volunteer Force for the future. The United States benefits from the contributions of those willing to depart the comforts of home to answer the call of duty. Our service members carry out missions compatible with training, mobilization readiness, humanitarian and contingency operations here in the United States as well as in many countries all over the world. Support at home helps them focus on those missions. Employers interested in hiring Reservists and Guardsmen can participate in the Department of Defense program Hero 2 Hired (H2H). H2H is a comprehensive employment program with a powerful job search site and online community that is 100% free for veterans, service members and employers. Employers can log on to H2H.Jobs to advertise jobs they are interested in having a Reservist or Guardsmen fill.

Yellow Ribbon

The Yellow Ribbon Program is designed to promote the well-being of National Guard and Reserve members, their families and communities, by connecting them with resources throughout the deployment cycle. Through Yellow Ribbon events, Service members and loved ones connect with local resources before, during, and after deployments.

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TOP TEN REASONS TO HIRE MEMBERS OF THE GUARD AND RESERVE


10. GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

Military employees have experiences that directly relate to current world events.

9. ON-TIME, ALL THE TIME

Military employees know that every second counts.

8. FIRST CLASS IMAGE

Military employees understand a professional appearance is a must.

7. CALM UNDER PRESSURE

Military employees are resilient and know how to handle stress, both on and off the job.

6. “CAN DO ATTITUDE”

Military employees possess critical skills and understand that nothing is impossible.

5. PHYSICAL CONDITIONING

Military employees are in top physical condition, resilient, and drug-free.

4. UNDERSTAND DIVERSITY

Military employees have succeeded in a very diverse workplace.

3. RESPONSIBILITY

Military employees know how to make decisions and take responsibility for meeting objectives.

2. PROFESSIONALISM

Military employees have a high degree of integrity, an air of self-respect, and a sense of honor.

1. LEADERSHIP

Military employees are excellent leaders and outstanding followers: loyal, dedicated, and highly motivated.

Contact the ESGR office

RACHEL MOLES

Program Support Technician

1703 Coonskin Dr

Charleston, WV 25311

(304) 341-6262

rachel.d.moles.ctr@mail.mil



RITA McCALLISTER

Administrative Support Technician

1703 Coonskin Dr

Charleston, WV 25311

(304) 341-6339

rita.d.mccallister.ctr@mail.mil



LARRY MCNEELY

Employer Support Specialist

111th Eng Bde - WVESGR

Red House, WV 25168

(304) 201-3099

larry.j.mcneely.ctr@mail.mil



LTC JOEL MILTENBERGER

ESGR State Program Coordinator

5 Armory Rd.

Clarksburg, WV 26301

(304) 201-3579

joel.e.miltenberger.mil@mail.mil