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William (Butch) Hensel Employer Support Specialist 5th Regiment Armory 29th Division Street
Baltimore MD 21201

Raymond Ayres Administrative Support Technician 5th Regiment Armory 29th Division Street
Baltimore MD 21201

Ralph Prete Program Support Technician 5th Regiment Armory 29th Division Street
Baltimore MD 21201

Carl Peters Employment Coordinator 5th Regiment Armory 29th Division Street
Baltimore MD 21201


Committee Leadership

Ms. Jean M. Hulet State Chair
Mr. Sam Peebles Vice Chair
Mr. Erwin Burtnick Central Region Chair
Mr. Don Bouchard Southern Region Chair
Mr. Ray Simmons Eastern Region Chair
Mr. Ron Pitts Western Region Chair
Mr. Al Nicolosi Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Dan Borleis Military Outreach Director
Mr. Mike Comeau Ombudsman Director
vacant Training Director


The Maryland Committee is made up of volunteer, business executives, civic leaders, educators, retired and active military personnel, and concerned citizens dedicated to preventing and resolving those employer/employee conflicts that directly impact the retention of our reserve component Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen.  Our 62 members with some help and resources from the National Committee located in Alexandria, VA, initiate employer support and education programs including a speakers bureau, ombudsman program, visits to training sites, and through our awards program, recognition of employers whose policies support or encourage participation in the National Guard and Reserve.  By explaining the mission of the National Guard and Reserve and by increasing public awareness of the role of the employer, we hope to develop a dialogue among the 164,000 private and public sector employers throughout the state, our state employer support committee, and local National Guard and Reserve unit commanders and the 17,903 members of the National Guard and Reserve within the state.


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WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense announced today the 15 recipients of the 2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.

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June 18, 2015Carroll County Commissioners sign Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Carrol County Commissioner’s president, Douglas Howard, affirmed their support for the men and women of the National Guard and Reserve by signing an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Statement of Support. The signing ceremony was held at the County Office Building, in Westminster June 2.

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June 18, 2015Supervisor University of Maryland Medical Center Honored by the Department of Defense for Patriotic Support

BALTIMORE, Md. – Maryland Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, announced that Simone Odwin-Jenkins, a supervisor at Maryland Medical Center, was honored with a Patriot Awards in recognition of extraordinary support of employees serving in the Maryland Guard and Reserve. 

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