What is ESGR? The Department of Defense (DoD) office was established in 1872 to promote cooperation and understand between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee’s military commitment. Members of the Guard and Reserve and their civilian employers formed an alliance that is part of our Nation’s Security. These brave men and women perform critical roles in disaster relief efforts at home and abroad. They could not perform their critical mission without the support of people like you and me! If you choose to volunteer no matter the capacity will help improve the relationships of our brave men and women with their employers. As a former DoD employee myself, I found this to be a great organization to give back.