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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March 14, 2017Horizon Middle School signs Statement of Support for Guard and Reserve members

KEARNEY, Neb. – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, announced Principal Kip Petersen, Horizon Middle School, signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve March 13, in recognition of their support to their Guard and Reserve employees.

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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 06, 2017Noble Americas senior vice president receives Department of Defense Patriot Award

OMAHA, Neb. –Noble Americas Senior Vice President Eric Fobes was presented with a Patriot Award March 6 by Gary Valasek and Lou Wagner, Nebraska Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve volunteers, in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee serving in the Guard and Reserve.

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April 28, 2017Nebraska APAM