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Missouri

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
Mr. Dave Woolley Area 1 Chair
Mr. Matt Jenkins Area 2 Chair
Mr. James Breckinridge  Area 3 Chair
Mr. Steve Vanderhoof Area 4 Chair
Mr. Sam Bushman Area 5 Chair
Mr. Will Johnson Area 6 Chair
Mr. Jimmy Lumpkin Area 7 Chair
Mr. Truman Hardy Area 8 Chair
Vacant Area 9 Chair
Ms. Shelda Sternberg Volunteer Coordinator
Ms. Michelle Carlson Director, Employer Outreach
Mr. John Hathcock Director, Military Outreach
Mr. Keith Crumley Military Outreach Assistant
Mr. Joseph Toepke Director, Awards
Dr. Joe King Director, Training
Ms. Samona Kosfeld Director, Ombudsman
Vacant Asst. Director, Ombudsman
Ms. Kaitlin Brothers Director, Public Affairs
Mr. Sam Bushman Director, BossLift

 

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 2302 Militia Drive
Jefferson City MO 65101
573-638-9625
steven.g.brothers.ctr@army.mil

News

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April 10, 2022Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Announces 2021 Volunteers of Year

ALEXANDRIA, Va. –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ In this our 50th year, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve proudly announces the 2021 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 21, 2022Department of Defense Announces 2022 Employer Support Freedom Award Finalists

WASHINGTON – In this our 50th year, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) proudly announces the 30 finalists for the 2022 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. ESGR received 2,777 nominations for this prestigious award for employers throughout the 50 states, Guam-CNMI, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and District of Columbia.

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March 14, 2022The Adecco Group Signs Statement of Support for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- During an official signing ceremony on March 9, the Adecco Group signed the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve's (ESGR) Statement of Support, a formal commitment to support the Guard and Reserve in their careers during and after their service.

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