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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January 13, 2017Eide Bailly consultant signs Statement of Support

FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, announced that Ross Manson, Principal – Health Care Consulting, signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve in Fargo.

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January 12, 2017Devils Lake Police Department supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. – North Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced police Capt. Jon Barnett, Devils Lake Police Department supervisor, was honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee, Sgt. Devin Grey Water, North Dakota Army National Guard.

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January 12, 2017Kinderkidz Day Care director honored by Department of Defense with Patriot Award

DICKINSON, N.D. – Kinderkidz Director Jennifer Moser received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award at a ceremony held at the Day Care center Dec. 22.

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