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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October 28, 2014Iowa State Patrol honored with Patriotic Employer Award

MT. PLEASANT, Iowa - Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, announced Lieutenant Dean Jalas of Iowa State Patrol District #13 was honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee that served in the Air National Guard.

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October 23, 2014Sears Manufacturing Co. honored by Department of Defense for extraordinary support of a military spouse.

DAVENPORT, Iowa – The Iowa Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense, announced that Laurie Maurer of Sears Manufacturing Co. was honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employee whose spouse serves in the Army Reserve.

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October 21, 2014185th Air Refueling Wing shows local employers their mission

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) with the 185th Air Refueling Wing out of Sioux City, Iowa showed employers their mission as an Iowa Air National Guard service member. All of the training and flight on a KC135 took place at the 185th airbase in Sioux City.

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