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Paul Swanson Volunteer Support Technician 5920 SE Coyote Drive BLDG 670, RM 101
Topeka KS 66619

Michelle Marzetta Program Support Specialist 5920 SE Coyote Drive - BLDG 670, RM 101
Topeka KS 66619


Committee Leadership

Mr. Walt Frederick
State Chair Vacant
High Plains Area Chair
Mr. Alan C. Barrett
Vice Chair/Award Director Mr. Randall Partington
Cimarron Desert Area Chair
Mr. Michael "Mick" Allen
Employer Outreach Director Mr. Dennis Hansen
Coronado Heights Area Chair
Mr. James Wishart
Ombudsman Director Mr.  Michael Frederiksen
Salt Rock Area Chair
Mr. Ronald Brown
Training Director Ms. Diane Boeger
Greater Kansas City Area Chair
Ms. Rita M. Broadway
Military Outreach Director
Ms. Becky Richardson Air Capital Area Chair
Mr. Doyle "Bud" Huffman
Public Affairs Director
Mr. Greg Sims
Capital City Area Chair

Mr. Larry Graham
Fred Funston Area Chair


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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March 13, 2017Bombardier Learjet honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

WICHITA Kan. – Bombardier Learjet supervisor Bob Tibbets was honored with a Patriot Award March 10 for superior support of his employee, and member of the Air Force Reserve, Tech. Sgt. Bryan Mendenhall.

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WASHINGTON (March 13) – Employers that support their military employees’ service make all the difference in the world.  That support can include paying an employee the difference between their military and civilian pay during a deployment, or even offering a full salary for the duration.  It can also be arranging for a US senator to be on hand for a farewell ceremony.  Some companies show their commitment by targeting military for hiring, while others set up military affinity groups to learn how to better serve their military employees.  Still others pitch in and simply make life easier for the families of deployed service members. Learn More.
March 07, 2017BSNF supervisor receives Department of Defense Patriot Award

TOPEKA, Kan. – Kansas Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced that James Stenger, a supervisor with BNSF railroad, was awarded the Patriot Award in recognition of his outstanding support of a member of the Kansas National Guard.

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