Contact Information

Schwarm, Kenneth Program Support Technician BLDG 3
Camp Murray WA

Wilcox, Kathleen Administrative 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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October 21, 2016Skanska USA managers receive Department of Defense Patriot Award

SEATTLE – Three managers for Skanska USA were presented with Patriot Awards Oct. 7 by Larry Kirchner, Military Outreach Director for the Washington state Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee. 

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October 05, 2016Skagit County 911 honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, announced Sept. 28 Skagit County 911 was honored with an Above and Beyond Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employees who serve in the Washington Guard and Reserve. 

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September 29, 2016Jenkins Restorations manager honored by Department of Defense

BOTHELL, Wash. – Branch Manager Stanley Durman at Jenkins Restorations was presented with a Patriot Award by the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Outreach Coordinator John Glynn, in recognition of his extraordinary support of an employee who serves in the Air National Guard.

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