Contact Information

Pam Miller Program Support Technician PO Box 5511
Bismarck ND

Shirley J.Olgeirson Program Support Specialist ESGR ND
Bismarck ND

Paul Bonicelli Employment Coordinator 1151 Senior Avenue
Dickinson ND 58601

North Dakota

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 20, 2015Swanson Motors general manager receives Patriot Award
CAVALIER, N.D. – Lon Flage, general manager at Swanson Motors, Cavalier, received the Patriot Award from the North Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) on Thursday, Feb. 19. Flage was nominated for the award by Staff Sgt. Kurt Morton, a North Dakota Army National Guardsman assigned to the 1-188th Air Defense Artillery, Grand Forks. 

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December 18, 2014National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of December 16, 2014

WASHINGTON – The Army Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and Coast Guard Reserve announced a decrease in activated National Guard members and reservists this week, while the Army National Guard, Navy Reserve, and Marine Corps Reserve announced an increase of activated National Guard members and reservists. The net collective result is a decrease of 468 activated National Guard members and reservists in comparison to last week.

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December 03, 2014BNC National Bank supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, announced Jessie Lenertz, a supervisor with BNC National Bank was honored Nov. 25 with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of her employee serving in the National Guard.

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