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Committee Leadership

Mr. Tom Krahenbuhl State Chair
Mr. Will Johnson State Vice Chair
Mr. Tracy Beckette State Chair Emeritus
Mr. Lee Metcalf State Chair Emeritus
Ms. Michelle Carlson Employer Outreach Director
Mr. John Hathcock Military Outreach Director
Mr. Keith Crumley Assistant Military Outreach Director
Mr. James Breckinridge Public Affairs Director
Dr. Joe King Training Director
Ms. Samona Kosfeld Ombudsman Director
Vacant Assistant Ombudsman Director
Mr. Samona Kosfeld Awards Dirctor
Mr. Sam Bushman Bosslift Coordinator
Vacant Volunteer Coordinator
Mr. Ben Brink Area 1 Chair
Mr. Michael Woods Area 2 Chair
Mr. James Breckinridge Area 3 Chair
Mr. Steve Vanderhoof Area 4 Chair
Mr. Sam Bushman Area 5 Chair
Ms. Jessica Miller Area 6 Chair
Mr. George Bukaty Area 7 Chair
Mr. Truman Hardy Area 8 Chair
Vacant Area 9 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

Steven Brothers Volunteer Support Technician Contractor 2302 Militia Drive
Jefferson City MO 65101


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November 30, 2023Department of Defense is accepting applications for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve National Chair

ARLINGTON, Va. –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ The Department of Defense (DoD) is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for the National Chair of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The National Chair is appointed by the Secretary of Defense as an unpaid statutory volunteer.

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November 16, 2023Delaware ESGR Chair Inducted into Aviation Hall of Fame

NEW CASTLE, Del. – Delaware Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Chair, Hugh T. Broomall, was inducted into the Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame at a formal ceremony presided over by LeSans Alexander, the Aviation’s Hall of Fame vice president Nov. 10.

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November 02, 2023Pennsylvania Chair Emeritus inducted into Hall of Fame

HORSHAM, Pa. – Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an office of the Department of Defense, announced that State Chair Emeritus Wesley (Wes) Craig was inducted into the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) Hall of Fame in October.

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