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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September 10, 2019Hawaii Truck Parts – Sales and Service vice president, signs Statement of Support for Guard and Reserve members

KAPOLEI, Hawaii – Hawaii Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense program, announced Tessie English Ryusaki, Vice President of Hawaii Truck Parts, Sales and Services, LLC, signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve Sept. 9 at their company office.

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September 10, 2019National Disaster Preparedness Training Center supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

HONOLULU – Dr. Pradip Pant of the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, was presented with a Patriot Award Aug. 29 by Bridget Komine and Brian Mikel, volunteers for the Hawaii Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee, in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee serving in the Reserves.

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September 06, 2019Hawai'i employers recognized for extraordinary support
HONOLULU – Hawaii employers were recognized for tremendous support of their employees serving in the Guard and Reserve July 17 at Pomaika’i Ballrooms. Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) state chair, Robert Lee, presented Patriot Awards to various supervisors, Above and Beyond award to Legacy Hilo and Pro Patria award to Otis Elevator.  Learn More.