Contact Information

Jacob, Rebecca Volunteer Support Technician 4228 W. Guard St
Boise ID 83705

Clemons, Forest Program Support Specialist 4228 W. Guard St
Boise ID 83705


Committee Leadership

Mr. Bruce Wright State Chair Mr. Curt Weeks Area 5 Co-Chair
Ms. Cindy Reese State Vice Chair Mr. Gary Thomas Area 5 Co-Chair
Mr. Bryan Bledsoe Area 1 Chair Mr. Jeff Newgard Area 6 Chair
Ms. Jinny Cash Area 2 Chair Vacant Awards Director
Mr. Robert Anderson Area 3 Chair Mr. Sam Turner Employer Outreach Director
Mrs. Karla Draper Area 4 Chair Mr. Tom Obstarczyk Ombudsman Director
Mr. Vern Murray Public Affairs Director


ESGR, a Department of Defense office, is comprised of dedicated and trained volunteers and staff. We will develop and promote employer support for Guard and Reserve service by advocating relevant initiatives, recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of applicable laws, and resolving conflict between employers and service members.

ESGR informs and educates service members and their civilian employers regarding their rights and responsibilities governed by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). ESGR does not have statutory authority to enforce, but serves as a neutral, free resource to employers and service members. ESGR’s trained ombudsmen provide mediation of issues relating to compliance with USERRA.


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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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