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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December 01, 2016Hawks Prairie Vision Clinic honored by Department of Defense with prestigious Seven Seals Award

LACEY, Wash. – Citizen Soldiers who serve in the Reserve Components often find themselves deployed far from home even when deployed within the continental United States.  These can make what is normally a minor inconvenience into a huge hurdle to solve.

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November 23, 2016Navy supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

KEYPORT, Wash. – The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), the Federal law that establishes rights and responsibilities for uniformed Service members and their civilian employers, apply not only to private businesses, but to state and federal agencies as well.

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November 23, 2016Tradesman International supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

LYNNWOOD, Wash. – General Manager Anthony Christofferen of Tradesman International was presented with a Patriot Award by John Natterstad, North Area Chair for the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve in recognition of extraordinary support of his employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.

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