Contact Information

Kim Brouillet Volunteer Support Technician Ben Franklin Center, Arden Hills Army Training Site 1536 Ben Franklin Dr., #1061
Arden Hills MN 55112

Eric Rolstad Program Support Specialist 15000 Highway 115
Little Falls MN 56345


Committee Leadership

Mr. Tom Simonet State Chair Mr. Paul Monteen Director, Employer Outreach
Vacant State Vice Chair Mr. John Kingrey Director, Training
Ms. Lois Robinson Region 1 Chair Mr. Mike Bellos Asst. Director, Training
Mr. Wilson Spence Region 2 Chair Ms. Mary Jane Morrison Director, Ombudsman
Mr. Doug Broich Region 3 Chair Mr. Mathew Meyer Asst. Director, Ombudsman
Mr. Nate George Region 4 Chair Mr. Jack Grams Director, Awards
Mr. Jeff Gay Region 5 Chair Mr. Bob Boone Boss Lift Coordinator
Mr. Rich Hall Region 6 Chair Mr. Jeff Gay Director, Public Affairs
Mr. Dave Bambenek Region 7 Chair Ms. Jayne Maday-Hulke Volunteer Management Coordinator
Mr. Darren Olson Region 7 Co Chair Vacant Director, Military Outreach
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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May 07, 2019Minnesota Employers impressed with ESGR Bosslift

CAMP RIPLEY Minn. – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Minnesota Region One conducted a Bosslift for 2/136 Combined Arms Battalion, April 16.

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May 07, 2019Department of Defense award presented to Optum supervisor

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – A team of Optum employees assembled in a conference room May 3 to honor a manager on their team, Thad Copa. His direct report, Ryan Wilson, a Pfc. in the Minnesota Army National Guard, nominated Copa as a Patriotic Employer and his team and representatives from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves (ESGR) were preparing to present him his award in a surprise fashion.

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May 02, 2019Currie State Bank supervisors receive Department of Defense Patriot Award
CURRIE, Minn. – Sgt. Dave Dorpinghaus of the South Dakota Army National Guard is presenting the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award to his supervisors Doug and Don Hansen, owners of the Currie State Bank. Learn More.