Contact Information

Pam Miller Volunteer Support Technician PO Box 5511
Bismarck ND

Shirley J.Olgeirson Program Support Specialist ESGR ND
Bismarck ND

North Dakota

Committee Leadership

Mr. Bob Wefald
State Chair Mr. Steve Miller Area 7 Co-Chair
Mr. Greg Wilz
Chair Emeritus
Mr. Scott Staudinger
Area 7 Co-Chair
Mr. Steve Slocum
Area 1 Chair Mr. Rich Brauhn
Area 8 Chair
Area 2 Chair Mr. Jerry Engelman
Ombudsman Director
Mr. Erling Rolfson
Area 3 Chair Mr. Kevin Iverson
Employer Outreach Director
Ms. Jill Montgomery-Holwerda
Area 4 Chair Mr. Bob Walton
Military Outreach Director
Mr. Dave Johnston
Area 5 Chair Mr. Darrel Williams
Public Affairs Director
Mr. Rod Olin
Area 6 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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February 17, 2017Nordick Electric supervisor receives Department of Defense Patriot Award

WAHPETON, N.D. – Supervisor Brad Nelson of Nordick Electric, Inc. was awarded the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award. Kay Ames, ESGR volunteer, arranged the presentation ceremony to recognize Nelson on behalf of nominator, Army National Guardsman, Spc. Dalton Morel, 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery.

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February 17, 2017Supervisors honored with Patriot Award during Breakfast with the Boss and Mobilization event

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Employers of National Guard soldiers, departing for a mission in Washington, D.C. next month, got a first-hand look at the equipment that will be used to defend the nation's capital region.

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February 15, 2017NAPA supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced Paul Glimsdahl, NAPA of Bismarck supervisor, was honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee, Sgt. 1st Class Reed Unterseher, North Dakota Army National Guard.

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