Missouri

Committee Leadership

Mr. Lee Metcalf State Chair Michelle Carlson  Director, Employer Outreach
Mr. Don Koonce State Vice Chair Mr. Ben Brink Director, Military Outreach
Mr. Dave Woolley Area 1 Chair Ms. Nancy Brown Director, Training
Mr. Matt Jenkins Area 2 Chair Mr. Tom Krahenbuhl Director, Ombudsman
Ms. Marla McGowan Area 3 Chair Mr. Drew Selman Director, Public Affairs
Mr. Steve Vanderhoof Area 4 Chair Vacant Director, Awards
Ms. Samona Kosfeld Area 5 Chair Vacant Director, Employment Initiative Program
Mr. Tom Brizendine Area 6 Chair Mr. Jimmy Lumpkin Area 7 Chair
Mr. John Murawski Area 8 Chair Mr. Ernie Loft Area 9 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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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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June 01, 2017SECRETARY OF DEFENSE NAMES 2017 EMPLOYER SUPPORT FREEDOM AWARD RECIPIENTS

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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