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. Scott Buck Ombudsman Director Mr. Joel Scott Employment Outreach Director
Mr. Ohad Lowy Public Affairs Director Mr. Larry Kirchner Military Outreach Director
Ms. Susan "Susie" Coulter Training Director Vacant East Area Chair
Mr. James "Jim" Rabideau East Central Area Co-Chair Ms. Mary Miller West Central Area Chair
Ms. Judy West East Central Area Co-Chair  Mr. Phil Sanders King County Chair
Mr. Wayne Hilton South Sound Area Chair Ms. Susan "Susie" Coulter South Sound Area Vice Chair              
Mr. Art McCallum
South Area Chair
Mr. John Natterstad
North Area 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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July 19, 2016GCM North American Aerospace Manager receives Patriot Award

SEATTLE – Manufacturing Manager Darby Boese for GCM North American Aerospace in Kent, was presented with a Patriot Award on July 12 by Larry Kirchner, Military Outreach Director for the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee, in recognition of her extraordinary support of an employee who serves in the Army National Guard.

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July 08, 2016Inspirus Credit Union supervisor honored by Department of Defense with Patriot Award
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. – Senior Airman Jaimi Nelson, 141st Mission Support Squadron, Washington Air National Guard, has worked for Inspirus Credit Union for about a year and a half, and said that during this short period of time, she has been called on multiple occasions to assist in real-world events.

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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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September 07, 2016WA - NHRMA