February 24, 2018 4:29 am Last modified: 2:14 am

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Seeks Nominations for Virgin Islands State Chair

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

The Virgin Islands Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (VI ESGR) has launched its formal search for the next VI ESGR state chair.

The state chair is an official U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) volunteer position that has 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 will serve at the pleasure of the assistant secretary of defense for reserve affairs. 

Most importantly, the state chair’s role is to provide the leadership and vision for a team of dedicated volunteers spread throughout the Virgin Islands.

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

The dedicated volunteers, who come from all walks of life, are business executives, military spouses, civic leaders, military personnel and patriotic citizens. ESGR volunteers seek to improve the employer relations of the brave men and women who place themselves in harm’s way, leave their families and put their careers on hold as they defend America.

Proven leaders who are interested in the VI ESGR state chair position are encouraged to submit a nomination.  To be considered for selection by the search committee, each candidate must submit his/her nomination package with 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 Virgin Islands ESGR state committee
  3. Other supporting materials, such as appropriate (recommendations, photos, etc.)

Nomination packages must be submitted via US Mail no later than Feb. 20 to the VI ESGR Search Committee Chair at the following address:  ESGR – Virgin Islands, JFHQ VING, Verna Walcott/Hollis McIntosh, RR1 Box 9201, Kingshill, VI  00850.

The nomination package may also be emailed to  verna.l.walcott.ctr@mail.mil. If there are any questions regarding the process, call Search Committee Chair Hollis McIntosh at 332-6545.

About ESGR

ESGR, a Department of Defense office, 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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