Committee Leadership

Mr. Mark T. Lilevjen State Chair Mr. Dan Powell Alamosa
Mr. Tom Mills State Vice Chair Ms. Tonia Martinez Boulder/Longmont
Mr. Darrell Williamson Military Outreach Director Mr. Bob Landry Colorado Springs
Mr. David Pruett Employer Outreach Co-Director Mr. Robert Valencia Cortez
Ms. Bev Skinner Employer Outreach Co-Director Mr. Bruce Erek/Mr. Rick White Denver
Mr. Lynn Albi Training Director Mr. Robert Rotruck/Mr. Dick Wilson Douglas County
Mr. Martin Cobb Ombudsman Director Ms. Leanne Wheeler Fort Lyon/Tri County
Mr. Brian Moore Public Affairs Director Ms. Jeanie Hand/Mr. Brian Hand Larimer/Weld County
Mr. Brian Bartony Bosslift Coordinator Mr. Lou Brackett/Mr. Bret Mixon Grand Junction
Mr. Robby Castle Employer Intiative's Director Ms. Emily Smith/Mr. Rich Parr Montrose
Mr. Harry Vogel/Mr. Jon Brude Pueblo
Mr. Jim Stanko Steamboat Springs
Mr. Skip Hyde Estes Park


Colorado Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (COESGR) is a Department of Defense office, led and operated by dedicated volunteers and staff whose mission is to gain and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service by recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of USERRA, resolving conflicts through mediation and developing initiatives to increase employment opportunities for military service members and veterans. This dedicated field committee numbers a continuing growing cadre of well over 184 volunteers reaching out to employers and military service members in nine different functional areas such as Employer and Military Outreach, Public Affairs, Ombudsmen, Training, and Special Programs throughout the State and for many, serving in more than one functional area.

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June 08, 2017Tennessee ESGR State Chair Carl Lambert dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve State Chair Carl E. Lambert, age 71, died June 4.  He is preceded in death by parents Leslie and Sibble Lambert and sister Anna Sue Mead. 

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WASHINGTON ­– Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced today the 15 recipients of the 2017 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.  The award is the highest honor given to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.

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May 23, 2017Department of Defense selects Craig McKinley as Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve National Chair

WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense selected Craig McKinley to become the new national chair of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. McKinley will assume his new position June 1.

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