Contact Information

William Nelson Volunteer Support Technician 2433 N.W. 24th Street
Lincoln NE 68524

Ned Holmes Program Support Specialist 6929 Mercy Rd
Omaha NE 68106


Committee Leadership

Mr. Paul Cohen State Chair Mr. Randy Langemeier Area 1 Chair
Mr. Carl (Nick) Novak Vice Chair Mr. Lynn Davis Area 2 Chair
Ms. Vicki VonLoh Ombudsman Director Mr. Joe Cook Area 3 Chair
Mr. Steve Moseley Public Affairs Director Mr. Jim Deuel Area 4 Chair
Mr. Steve Tellatin Military Outreach Director Mr. Steve Hokamp Area 5 Chair
Mr. Bruce Wood Employer Outreach Director Mr. Lou Wagner Area 6 Chair
Mr. Dennis Hayward Training Director Mr. Randy Amundson Area 7 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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September 20, 2017TEK Systems signs Statement of Support for Guard and Reserve members

OMAHA, Neb. – Nate Fullerton, head of the Government Services Team for TEK Systems, signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve at their office Sept. 19 in front of his team members.

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September 18, 2017Midwest Music Center recognized by Department of Defense for extraordinary support

NORFOLK, Neb. – Chad and Amy Barnhill, owners of Midwest Music Center, were presented with a Seven Seals award Sept. 18 by Jim Deuel and Jim Engel, Nebraska Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve volunteers in recognition of the extraordinary support provided to their reserve component service member and employee.

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September 12, 2017St. Paul United Methodist Church supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

SAINT PAUL, Neb. – St. Paul United Methodist Church Parish Council President Bob Rasmussen was presented with a Seven Seals award Sept. 10 by Joe Cook, Nebraska Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve volunteer and Area Chair in recognition of the extraordinary support provided to the church’s pastor serving in the Guard and Reserve.

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