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
Ms JoAnn Callahan/Ms Karolin Jappe Area 1 Co-Chair Mr. Rich Brauhn Area 8 Chair
VACANT 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/Area 5 Co-Chair
Mr. Dave Johnston Vice Chair/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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August 03, 2017One-day event brings Fargo employers of Guard and Reserve members to Camp Grafton

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. – Getting to ride in a Black Hawk helicopter certainly doesn't hurt, but that's not the reason Marshal Albright was looking forward to a trip to Camp Grafton.

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August 03, 2017Dickinson employers take to the skies on boss lift to Camp Grafton

DICKINSON, N.D. – The Southwest North Dakota District unit of the Department of Defense's Employer Support for Guard and Reserves hosted a boss lift July 27.

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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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