Contact Information

Schwarm, Kenneth Volunteer Support Technician BLDG 3
Camp Murray WA

Moynahan, Marie Program Support Specialist Building 6224


Committee Leadership

Mr. John Patterson State Chair Mr. Phil Sanders State Vice Chair
Mr. Joel Scott Employer Outreach Director Mr. Larry Kirchner Military Outreach Director
Ms. Susan "Susie" Coulter Training Director Mr. Ohad Lowy Public Affairs Director
Vacant East Area Chair Mr. James "Jim" Rabideau East Central Co-Chair
Ms. Judy West East Central Co-Chair Ms. Mary Miller West Central Chair
Mr. John Natterstad North Area Chair Mr. Phil Sanders King County Chair
Mr. Wayne Hilton South Sound Co-Chair Ms. Susan "Susie" Coulter South Sound Co-Chair
Mr. Gerald Caldwell Ombudsman Director Mr. Art McCallum Southwest 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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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 01, 2017Genesis Logistics manager receives Department of Defense Patriot Award

SEATTLE – General Manager Anthony Cox, Genesis Logistics in Auburn, Washington was presented with a Patriot Award Feb. 27 by Larry Kirchner, Military Outreach Director for the Washington State Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee, in recognition of his extraordinary support of an employee who serves in the United States Army Reserve.

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March 01, 2017Aecom/URS Corporation supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. – David Smith, supervisor at Aecom/URS Corporation, was presented with a Patriot Award on Feb. 22 by John Van Dalen, Ombudsman for the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee, in recognition of extraordinary support of his employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.

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