Contact Information

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

Samuel K. P. Wong Program Support Specialist 91-1227 Enterprise Ave Bldg 1784, Room 105-C
Kapolei HI 96707


Committee Leadership

Mr. Robert Lee
State Chair
Mrs. Ann GreenLee
Vice Chair / Employer Outreach Director
Ms. P. Pasha Baker
Military Outreach Director / Chair Emeritus
Ms. Jan Boivin
Ombudsman Director
Mr. Wade Zukeran Assistant 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
Mr. Ted Daligdig
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.


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March 26, 2020Department of Defense Announces 2020 Employer Support Freedom Award Finalists
WASHINGTON - Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) proudly announces the 30 finalists for the 2020 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 employee in their organization. ESGR received 2,623 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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March 24, 2020COVID-19 and USERRA: Resources and Frequently Asked Questions for Service Members and Employers
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is providing the following Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment RIghts Act (USERRA) resources and Frequently Asked Questions to help both Service members and employers understand their rights and responsibilities, and to address potential COVID-19 related impacts.
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March 10, 2020Island Olive Oil Company owner receives Department of Defense Patriot Award

HONOLULU – Brian Foster, owner of Island Olive Oil Company, was presented with a Patriot Award recently by Alexander Kozlov, a volunteer with the Hawaii Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee serving in the Navy Reserve.

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