Contact Information

Rebecca Coady Program Support Technician 7105 NW 70th Ave
Johnston IA
800-294-6607 x2757

Stacy Craven Administrative Support Technician / Webmaster 7105 NW 70th Ave
Johnston IA

Ramon Rodriguez Program Support Specialist 7105 NW 70th Ave
Johnston IA

Jeff Johnson Employment Coordinator Army Reserve Center 225 East Army Post Road
Des Moines IA 50315


Committee Leadership

Mr. Dick Rue
State Chair
Mr. Tom Manley
Vice Chair
Mr. Doyle Norris
Co-Military Outreach Director
Mr. Steve Bogle
Co-Military Outreach Director
Mr. Mark Stanton
Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Kent Schlawin
Public Affairs Director
Mr. Steve Robinson
Co-Ombudsman Director
Mr. Ted Ellis
Co-Ombudsman Director


Welcome to the Iowa ESGR website.  Our Iowa team is comprised of approximately 175 dedicated volunteers and 3 full-time staff that is prepared to engage, inform, and support employers and reserve component members throughout the state.  Iowa has a proud history of outstanding employer support for our reserve component members and today’s team continues that tradition through a strong emphasis on “prevention through education”.  Our Iowa team places continuous effort on our military and employer outreach programs to ensure that all stakeholders know and understand their respective obligations under the USERRA law.

The Iowa team has found that a focus on visibility and awareness of what Iowa ESGR has to offer is a key element of our prevention approach.  “We are a resource” is at the core of our message to our Iowa employers and reserve component members.

We welcome you to explore our website and invite you to contact us should you have any questions.  Our mission is to assist both employers and reserve component members equally.  We also welcome anyone interested in volunteering with the Iowa ESGR.


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September 25, 2014Iowa Spotlight Volunteer of the month
JOHNSTON, Iowa – My name is Ron Dixon and I am a veteran of the gulf war.   I served in the United States Marine Corps for 12 years. After separating from active duty I attended the University of Memphis in Memphis, TN.  While there I studied music and English. I was a vocalist with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for 9 years. I now reside in Iowa with my wife Karen.  I am employed as an On Site Coordinator for a contracting company working at a grain processing plant. I am still involved musically performing with our Family Band. Learn More.
September 24, 2014Wenzel Towing honored for Extraordinary Support

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, announced that Wenzel Towing was honored with an Above and Beyond Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employee who serves in the Iowa National Guard.

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September 24, 2014Governor Branstad presents 2014 Iowa ESGR Governor’s Awards

DES MOINES, Iowa – Three Iowa employers received the Iowa ESGR Governor’s Awards in a ceremony Sept. 22 hosted by Governor Terry Branstad. Dick Rue, Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) State Chair, and other ESGR officials joined in the ceremony. In addition, Governor Branstad signed a Proclamation designating the week of Sept. 21 – 27 as Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week.

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