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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February 22, 2017ArgenTech Solutions awarded prestigious Above and Beyond Award

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department program, announced today Marcel Piet, president of UAS Services of ArgenTech Solutions, Inc. was honored with the Above and Beyond Award in recognition as an employer who has gone above and beyond the legal requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) to support their Guard and Reserve employees.

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February 12, 2017Stephen Group International Security president receives Department of Defense Patriot Award

BELLEVUE, Wash. – President Jacob Stephen of Stephen Group International Security was presented with a Patriot Award Feb. 3 by Phil Sanders, Washington State Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve vice Chair in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee serving in the Washington National Guard.

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February 11, 2017Shell Puget Sound Refinery supervisors honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

ANACORTES, Wash. – Shell Puget Sound Refinery Supervisors Ken Long and Boyd Wells were presented with a Patriot Award this week by John Van Dalen, Ombudsman for the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee in Anacortes, in recognition of extraordinary support of their employee who serves in the National Guard.

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