Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)

Regular Air Force: Retired

Benefit Fact Sheet

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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).


Retired Airmen and Guardians are not eligible for ESGR services. The ESGR program is designed to support active reserve component members in their civilian careers by protecting their employment rights as provided for by the Uniformed Around the Air Force logo, C130 sitting on the runwayServices Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

Additional Information

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

What is USERRA:

USERRA frequently asked questions:

Document Review Date: 19 June 2024