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Hawaii

Committee Leadership

Mr. Moses Kaoiwi  State Chair
Mr. Bob Lee State Vice Chair 
Vacant Employer Outreach Director
Vacant Military Outreach Director
Mr. Howard Sugai Public Affairs Director
Vacant Training Director
Ms. Jan Boivin Ombudsman Director 
Mr. Wayne Kanemoto Hawaii Island Area Chair
Mr. Lloyd Sodetani Maui Area Chair
Vacant Kauai Area Chair
Vacant 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 Contractor 91-1227 Enterprise Ave Bldg 1784, Room 105-B
Kapolei HI 96707
808-672-1249
kristina.l.donato.ctr@army.mil

News

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April 17, 2024Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Announces 2023 Volunteers of Year

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (April 17, 2024) –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve proudly announces the 2023 Volunteers of the Year (VOTY). Volunteers who serve in following functional and operational areas were nominated by their respective State Committee for the prestigious honor of being named Volunteer of the Year: Military Outreach, Employer Outreach, Public Affairs, Training, Ombudsman, and Operations.

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March 27, 2024Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Announces 2023 Regional Volunteers of Year

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (March 27, 2023) –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve proudly announces the 2023 Regional Volunteers of the Year (VOTY). Volunteers who serve in following functional and operational areas were nominated by their respective State Committee for the prestigious honor of being named Volunteer of the Year: Military Outreach, Employer Outreach, Public Affairs, Training, Ombudsman, and Operations.

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March 13, 2024Department of Defense Announces 2024 Employer Support Freedom Award Finalists

WASHINGTON – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) proudly announces the 30 finalists for the 2024 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.

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