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Committee Leadership

Mr. Chad Sackett State Chair
Vacant State Vice Chair
Mr. Jim Finley Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Tom Haugo Military Outreach Director
Mr. Rich Kemp Public Affairs Director
Mr. Bob Adams Assistant Public Affairs Director 
Mr. John  Kingrey Training Director
Mr. Mathew Meyer Ombudsman Director
Mr. Everett Doolittle Assistant Ombudsman Director
Mr. Bob Murphy Assistant Ombudsman Director
Mr. Jack Grams Awards Director
Mr. Bob Boone Bosslift Coordinator
Ms. Jayne Maday-Hulke Volunteer Management Coordinator
Ms. Lois Robinson Region 1 Chair
Mr. Ron Lindgren Region 1 Co-Chair
Vacant Region 2 Chair
Mr. Doug Broich Region 3 Chair
Vacant Region 4 Chair
Mr. Doug Broich Region 5 Chair
Mr. Jim Kelzenberg Region 6 Chair
Mr. Dave Bambenek Region 7 Chair
Msr. Everett Doolittle Region 7 Co-Chair
Mr. Tom Haugo Region 7 Co-Chair
Mr. John Kingrey Region 7 Co-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

Bruce Cherney Volunteer Support Technician Contractor Ben Franklin Center, Arden Hills Army Training Site 1536 Ben Franklin Dr., #103
Arden Hills MN 55112

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May 09, 2024Ortonville Ambulance Service supervisor honored with Department of Defense Patriot Award

ORTONVILLE, Minn. – South Dakota Army National Guard Spc. Joe Weber presented the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award to his employment supervisor Barb Carl April 30 at the Ortonville Ambulance Service in Ortonville.

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May 09, 2024Erosion Works honored with Department of Defense Above and Beyond Award

ELK RIVER, Minn. – The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Above and Beyond Award was presented to Erosion Works by ESGR Committee member Robert W. Adams on May 9 at the Erosion Works Office in recognition of the company's outstanding support of its military employees’ service to the Minnesota National Guard and Reserves. Receiving the award on behalf of Erosion Works was Roger Zakrajshek, its owner.

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