Contact Information

Pam Miller Program 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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September 28, 2016North Dakota ESGR hosts local Bismarck employers with orientation Boss lift

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota National Guard hosted an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve orientation Boss lift Sept. 15th at the Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility in Bismarck.

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September 26, 2016Supervisor with American Crystal Sugar honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

HILLSBORO, N.D. – North Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced Nolan Braseth, a supervisor with American Crystal Sugar was honored Sept. 26 with the Patriot Award for his support of Spc. Dale Burdette, 817th Combat Engineer, North Dakota Army National Guard. The ceremony was hosted by ESGR Fargo Committee Chair, Dave Johnston.

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September 19, 2016Suzy Shook signs Statement of Support for Guard and Reserve members

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced Suzy Shook, owner of Aladdin Realty signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve in the company’s conference room in the company of her independent contractors.

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