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Committee Leadership

Mr. Rodney Moyer State Chair
Mr. Alan Barrett State Vice Chair
Vacant Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Paul Sawnson Military Outreach Director
Ms. Coleen Allen Public Affairs Director
Mr. Ronald Brown Training Director
Mr. James Wishart Ombudsman Director
Mr.  Dennis Hansen Coronado Height Area Chair
Mr. Ed Poley Cimarron Desert Area Chair
Mr. Michael Frederiksen Salt Rock Area Chair
Vacant Greater Kansas City Area Chair
Mr. Michael Isom High Plains Area Chair
Mr. James Wishart Air Capital Area Chair
Mr. Greg Sims Capital City Area Chair
Mr. Ed Boring Fred Funston 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

Gary Hollar Volunteer Support Technician Contractor 5920 SE Coyote Dr Bldg. 670
Topeka KS 66619

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May 29, 2024Secretary of Defense appoints John F. Sampa as Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve National Chair

ARLINGTON, Va. –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III has appointed retired Command Sgt. Maj. John F. Sampa, as the National Chair for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. ESGR’s National Chair is an official Department of Defense volunteer position.

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May 27, 2024In Memoriam Pennsylvania ESGR State Chair Emeritus George Duell

HORSHAM, Pa. – Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an office of the Department of Defense, honors the memory of George H. Duell, Jr. who was the State Chair from 2001–2007

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May 22, 2024In Memoriam – Dennis Hansen – Kansas ESGR Committee Volunteer

TOPEKA, Kan. – Dennis Ray Hansen was born in Smith Center, Kansas on December 1, 1946, to Maurice and Betty (Hughes) Hansen. He passed from this earth on May 11th, 2024, at the age of 77. Dennis had been diagnosed with ALS in October of 2023 and had struggles with this but kept on doing most of the things he enjoyed.

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