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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
Vacant 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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February 15, 2017Chief of Security Police at Butler County Community College receives Patriot Award

EL DORADO, Kan. – Butler County Community College Chief of Police James Bryan was honored with a Patriot Award Feb. 14 for superior support of his employee, and member of the Kansas Army National Guard, Staff Sgt. Daniel Gorman, who serves with the Modular Training Battalion in Salina, Kansas.

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February 03, 2017Brand Plumbing owner receives Patriot Award

WICHITA, Kan. – Kansas Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced that Marc Brand, owner of Brand Plumbing, Inc. was presented a Patriot Award in recognition of his extraordinary support of an employee serving with the Kansas Army National Guard.

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February 03, 2017Production Manager at B&B Airparts receives Patriot Award

WICHITA, Kan. – Production Manager Rosie Payne at B&B Airparts was honored with a Patriot Award for superior support of an Army National Guard employee Feb. 2.

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