Newport Beach, CA, August 16, 2005 --(PR.com
)-- Mr. David Janes, National Chairman for the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, (ESGR) has appointed twelve new volunteer committee chairs:
Mr. Joe Viskocil - Delaware
Mr. Stephen Cochrane – Europe
Mr. Ken Forchielli – Massachusetts
Mr. Scott Woods – Mississippi
Ms. Susan Rhein – Montana
Mr. Velton Stevens – New Mexico
Mr. Thomas Sabo – New York
Mr. Donald Kelpin – South Dakota
Mr. Charles Quillin – Virginia
Mr. Morris Moorehead – Virgin Islands
Mr. Frank Brewster – West Virginia
Mr. Gordon Jacobson – Washington
As a volunteer, Mr. Janes, a retired Navy Rear Admiral and prominent Newport Beach, California business executive, leads a national network of over 2,500 volunteers in every state, territory and Europe. He told his new committee chairs that they have the ability, and responsibility to reshape their state and territory networks to meet the challenges of increased National Guard and Reserve mobilizations and the renewed focus on ESGR Employer Outreach Programs.
“ESGR is similar to many volunteer organizations, we have an aging member base, but there are many good Americans out there who want to make an impact. The people you need will come to you as you set the standard, and you touch all centers of influence and get them on your team”, said Janes.
Mr. Janes cited many examples of what employers are doing for their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. “There are many beautiful Americans out there who understand the importance of the National Guard and Reserve, who believe in America, patriotism, and taking care of their employees”, added Janes. “These are the people doing the real work of the nation, and we need to stand united with them. Combat ready troops aren’t there when we need them by accident, and they can’t do it alone. Our national defense rests on a three-legged stool, the Guardsman and Reservists, their family and their employers, we need to tell that story with conviction every day.”
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a Department of Defense agency established in 1972. The mission of ESGR is to gain and maintain active support from all public and private employers for the men and women of the National Guard and Reserve. ESGR volunteers provide free education, consultation, and if needed, mediation for employers of Guard and Reserve employees.
As the 1.2 million members of the National Guard and Reserve continue to perform an increasing number of unique missions that require extraordinary actions on the part of everyday citizens, ESGR will continue to be the informational agency for the employers of America’s Patriots. More information about ESGR Employer Outreach Programs and volunteer opportunities is available at www.esgr.mil, or call the National Committee at 800-336-4590.