Contact Information

Sue Graham Volunteer Support Technician 5410 Bishop BLVD
Cheyenne WY 25311

Cheryl Burd Program Support Specialist 5410 Bishop Blvd
Cheyenne WY 82009


Committee Leadership

Mr. Ted Durante State Chair Mr. John Zorbas
Employer Outreach Coordinator
Mr. Max Carre' Vice Chair Ms. Linda Miller
Central Area Chair
Mr. Larry Atwell Southeast Area Chair /Employer Outreach Director Mr. Neal Bloomenrader
Employer Outreach Coordinator
Mr. Barry Gasdek
Military Outreach Director
Ms. Dawn Coy
Military Outreach Coordinator
Mr. Brett Durante
Public Affairs Director
Ms. Lynette Shanaghy
Military Outreach Coordinator
Mr. Dean Welch
Training Director/Military Outreach Coordinator
Mr. Jesse Johnson
Employer Outreach Coordinator
Mr. Larry Durante
Ombudsman Director
Ms. Janet Cowley
Chair Emeritus/Awards Coordinator
Mr. Danny Coe
Northwest Area Chair
Ms. Kathy Wright
Assistant Ombudsman Director
Mr. Terry Wilkerson
Chair Emeritus/Military Outreach Coordinator
Mr. Doug Hensala
Military Outreach Coordinator
Mr. Bruce Jolley
Employer Outreach Coordinator
Mr. Roger Schreiner
Bosslift Coordinator
Ms. Gina Monk
Northeast Area Chair
Ms. Kendra Rinker
Employer Outreach Coordinator
Mr. Byron Oedekoven
Employer Outreach Coordinator

Ms. Kendra Anderson
Military Outreach Coordinator

Mr. Todd McCready
Military Outreach Coordinator

Ms. Michelle Weber
Southwest Area Chair/Ombudsman

Mr. Bob Austin
Employer Outreach Coordinator/Ombudsman


Wyoming Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (WYESGR) is a Department of Defense program operating under the purview of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. We are a volunteer-led and volunteer-centric committee composed of approximately 27 volunteers and 3 full-time staff.

Our mission is to develop and promote a supportive work environment for service members in the Reserve Components through outreach, recognition, and education that increases awareness of applicable laws (e.g., the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994) and resolves employment conflicts between the service members and their employers through free, impartial mediation (Ombudsman Services).


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May 23, 2017Department of Defense selects Craig McKinley as Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve National Chair

WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense selected Craig McKinley to become the new national chair of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. McKinley will assume his new position June 1.

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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.

WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense announced today the 15 recipients of the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.

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