Contact Information

Pam Miller Volunteer Support Technician PO Box 5511
Bismarck ND

Shirley J.Olgeirson Program Support Specialist ESGR ND
Bismarck ND

North Dakota

Committee Leadership

Mr. Bob Wefald
State Chair Mr. Steve Miller Area 7 Co-Chair
Mr. Greg Wilz
Chair Emeritus
Mr. Scott Staudinger
Area 7 Co-Chair
Mr. Steve Slocum
Area 1 Chair Mr. Rich Brauhn
Area 8 Chair
Area 2 Chair Mr. Jerry Engelman
Ombudsman Director
Mr. Erling Rolfson
Area 3 Chair Mr. Kevin Iverson
Employer Outreach Director
Ms. Jill Montgomery-Holwerda
Area 4 Chair Mr. Bob Walton
Military Outreach Director
Mr. Dave Johnston
Area 5 Chair Mr. Darrel Williams
Public Affairs Director
Mr. Rod Olin
Area 6 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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April 19, 2017Titan Machinery supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced Julian Keller, Titan Machinery of Bismarck supervisor, was honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of his currently deployed employee, Spc. Joseph Petermann, North Dakota Army National Guard.

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April 18, 2017Combined Statement of Support signing in Watford City

WATFORD CITY, N.D. – North Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced Watford City Mayor Justin Voll signed a Statement of Support along with representatives of ONEOK who signed a corporate Statement of Support.

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April 13, 2017Basin Electric honored by Department of Defense with distinguished award

BISMARCK, N.D. – Basin Electric received a distinguished Department of Defense award, recognizing the cooperative for its strong support of its military employees on April 12. Fewer than 75 organizations across the United States have received this recognition.

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