Contact Information

Jim Mitchell Program Support Technician 8180 Belden Boulevard
Cottage Grove MN 55016

Eric Rolstad Administrative Support Technician 15000 Highway 115
Little Falls MN 56345

Kim Brouillet Employer Support Specialist 8180 Belden Blvd.
Cottage Grove MN 55016

Laura Mehlhorn Employment Coordinator MNNG - Camp Ripley 15000 Hwy 115 Room 1156
Little Falls MN 56345


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.

Follow Minnesota at ..   Twitter


See All
December 24, 2014Boston Scientific Corp. signs three Divisional Statements of Support
Maple Grove, Minn. - Minnesota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, announced Tina Kunshier, Project Manager and Brent Sikora, Manufacturing Engineer signed Statement of Supports for the Guard and Reserve December 18th for 3 Boston Scientific Corp. Divisions at the Boston Scientific Corp. Maple Grove Offices. Learn More.
December 23, 2014Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, announced Ramsey County Sergeant Erik Lerfald of the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department was honored Dec. 19 with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of their employee serving in the Air Force Reserve. 

Learn More.
December 19, 2014Bolton & Menck staff honored for support of Navy Reservist

SLEEPY EYE, Minn. – Two members of the Bolton & Menck, Inc. office in Sleepy Eye have been honored by the Department of Defense in coordination with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). 

Learn More.