Contact Information

Kim Brouillet Program Support Technician Ben Franklin Center, Arden Hills Army Training Site 1536 Ben Franklin Dr.
Arden Hills MN 55112

Eric Rolstad Program Support Specialist 15000 Highway 115
Little Falls MN 56345


Committee Leadership

Mr. Nick Ostapenko
State Chair Mr. 

Paul Monteen

Director, Employer Outreach
Mr. Tom Simonet State Vice Chair Mr. Mike Bellos
Director, Military Outreach
Ms. Lois Robinson
Region 1 Chair Mr. John Kingrey/Mr. Nate George Director, Training
Mr. Wilson Spence
Region 2 Chair Mr. Dave Dietz
Director, Ombudsman
Mr. Ron Muehlbauer
Region 3 Chair Mr. Jeff Gay
Director, Public Affairs
Ms. Carla Johanson
Region 4 Chair Mr. Jack Grams
Director, Awards
Mr. Jeff Gay Region 5 Chair Mr. Bob Boone
Boss Lift Coordinator
Mr. Rich Hall
Region 6 Chair
Mr. Dave Bambenek
Region 7 Chair
Mr. Tom Simonet
Region 7 Co 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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July 28, 2016Cargill CEO signs ESGR Statement of Support

HOPKINS, Minn. – Minnesota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced David MacLennan, Cargill, Inc. CEO, signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve July 26 in front of a large crowd of its employees.

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July 27, 2016Minnesota Army National Guard 1-151st Field Artillery Battalion conducts employer day

CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. – Minnesota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, and the Minnesota Army National Guard 1-151st Field Artillery Battalion co-hosted an employer event at Camp Ripley July 23.

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June 30, 2016Waite Park Fire chief receives Department of Defense Patriot Award

WAITE PARK, Minn. – Fire Chief Jim Aleshire of the City of Waite Park was presented with a Patriot Award June 27 by Bob Adams, ombudsman for Minnesota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee serving in the U.S. Army Reserve.

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