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Committee Leadership

Mr. Robert Lee State Chair
Mrs. Ann Greenlee Vice Chair / Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Keith Tamashiro Military Outreach Director
Ms. Jan Boivin Ombudsman Director
Mrs. Bridget Komine Training Director / Volunteer Recruiter
Mr. Howard Sugai Public Affairs Director
Mr. Wayne Kanemoto Hawaii Island Area Chair
Mr. Lloyd Sodetani Maui Area Chair
VACANT Kauai Area Chair
Mr. Mapu Jamias American Samoa Area 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.

Contact Information

Kristina L. Donato Volunteer Support Technician 91-1227 Enterprise Ave Bldg 1784, Room 105-B
Kapolei HI 96707


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March 16, 2023ESGR Announces 2023 James M. Roche Spirit of Volunteerism Award Recipients

WASHINGTON – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is pleased to announce the 2023 recipients of the James M. Roche Spirit of Volunteerism Award. The recipients are ESGR volunteers nominated by their respective ESGR State Committee Chairs for their exceptional contributions to ESGR’s mission over a sustained period of time.

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March 13, 2023Department of Defense Announces 2023 Employer Support Freedom Award Finalists

WASHINGTON – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) proudly announces the 30 finalists for the 2023 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The finalists include small and large private and public sector employers nominated by a National Guard or Reserve Component employee employed in their organization. ESGR received 1,863 nominations for this prestigious award for employers throughout the 50 states, Guam-CNMI, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and District of Columbia. 

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February 16, 2023Customers and Border protection supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

HONOLULU – Supervisory Customs and Border Protection Officer (SCBPO) Kevin Yamamoto of the Customs and Border Protection, Honolulu International Airport, received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award for the extraordinary support he provides his employee Master Sgt. Crisanto Vida of the United States Air Force Reserve.

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