Meet Your ESGR Rep

Ted Durante

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a volunteer-led DOD program that develops and promotes a culture in which employers support and value their employees who also serve in the National Guard and Reserve. ⁣⁣⁣

⁣Ted served in the U.S. Navy and Navy Reserve as a Seabee in the Construction Battalion from 1966-1999, a total of 30 years, 6 months and 18 days! He represents #laramiewyoming area but will go where needed. His hometown is #cheyenneWY. Learn more about Ted below.⁣


⁣Q. What do you think is the greatest benefit of being in the military?⁣

⁣A. Hard to state one thing. In the big picture, you learn to understand what it means to be accountable to something much bigger than yourself.⁣


⁣Q. How long have you been volunteering with Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)?⁣

⁣A. 19 years⁣


⁣Q. Why do you volunteer?⁣

⁣A. ESGR provides me an opportunity to pay forward all the experiences I learned from my career in the military. Serving one’s country is not an easy thing to do. Serving one’s country as a career is harder, especially with a family. ESGR provides the tools to the service member, the family, and the employer so all three components understand their rights to each other under USERRA. As I help with this education and recognition process it is satisfying to me to see the positive results under the ESGR program that ultimately improves the lives of those that serve our great country.