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 25, 2016Securitas USA Manager Honored By Department of Defense

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Matthew Paulson, Mobile Services Regional Manager at Securitas USA located in Bellevue was presented with a Patriot Award by John Glyn, Employer Outreach for the Washington Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, in recognition of his extraordinary support of an employee who serves in the United Stated Army Reserve.

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December 20, 2016ArgenTech Solutions supervisor honored with Patriot Award

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Marcel Piet, President-Defense Services of ArgenTech Solutions, Inc. was presented with a Patriot Award Dec. 12 by Joel Scott, Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s Outreach Director, in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee serving in the Guard and Reserve.

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December 16, 2016Safeco Insurance manager receives Department of Defense Patriot Award

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. – Customer Service Manager Greg Salsbury at Safeco Insurance, was presented with a Patriot Award by the Washington Employer for the Guard and Reserve for being supportive of the spouse of an Air National Guardsman. 

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