Contact Information

Brandy Scheer Program Support Technician

James Carver Administrative Support Technician

Steven Brothers Program Support Specialist Ike Skelton Training Site (ISTS)
Jefferson City MO 65101

Bob Hancock Employment Transition Coordinator 942 E. Main St
Warsaw MO 65355


Committee Leadership

Mr. Lee Metcalf State Chair Mr. Dave Doering Director, Employer Outreach
Mr. Bill Lawson State Vice Chair Mr. Tracy Beckette Director, Military Outreach
Mr. Dave Wooley Area 1 Chair Ms. Nancy Brown Director, Training
Mr. Matt Jenkins Area 2 Chair Mr. Tom Krahenbuhl Director, Ombudsman
Ms. Marla McGowan Area 3 Chair Mr. Frank Tucker Director, Public Affairs
Mr. Steve Vanderhoof Area 4 Chair Mr. Stan Brasch Director, Awards
Mr. Don Koonce Area 5 Chair Mr. Ben Brink Director, Employment Initiative Program
Mr. Will Johnson (Acting) Area 6 Chair
Ms. Shanna Fowler Area 7 Chair
Mr. John Murawski Area 8 Chair    
Mr. Ernie Loft Area 9 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 15, 2014The City of Holts Summit signs Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Statement of Support

HOLTS SUMMIT, Mo. – The City of Holts Summit signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve July 14 at a City Council meeting with Mayor Lucas Fitzpatrick and the Board of Alderman. Dave Doering, Area 5 vice Chair of the Missouri Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) and Steven Brothers, ESGR Program Support Specialist presented the Statement of Support to the meeting.

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May 14, 2014National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 29, 2014
The Army Reserve, Navy Reserve and Marine Corps Reserve announced this week a decrease in activated reservists, while the Army National Guard, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve announced an increase of National Guard members and activated reservists. The Coast Guard Reserve announced no change in the number of activated reservists. The net collective result is 63 more activated National Guard members and reservists in comparison to last week. Learn More.
May 11, 2014Noranda pledges support for National Guard and Reserve
New Madrid, Mo. – Missouri Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve announced today that One of Southeast Missouri’s largest employers, Noranda Aluminum, continued their commitment to the men and women who serve in the National Guard and Reserve by signing a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve at the New Madrid smelter. Learn More.