Contact Information

William Nelson Volunteer Support Technician 2000 N. 33d Street,
Lincoln NE 68508

Ned Holmes Program Support Specialist 6929 Mercy Rd
Omaha NE 68106


Committee Leadership

Mr. Michael Navrkal State Chair Mr. Randy Langemier Area 1 Chair
Mr. Bruce Wood             Vice Chair Mr. Lynn Davis Area 2 Chair
Ms. Vicki VonLoh Ombudsman Director Mr. Joe Cook Area 3 Chair
Ms. Amber Conroy Public Affairs Director Mr. Jim Deuel Area 4 Chair
Mr. Steve Tellatin Military Outreach Director Mr. Steve Hokamp Area 5 Chair
Mr. Louis Wagner Employer Outreach Director Mr. Ron Boro Area 6 Chair
Mr. Dennis Hayward Training Director Mr. Randy Amundson Area 7 Chair


Mr.Michael Navrkal

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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November 18, 2019Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Recognizes 2018 Volunteers of Year

ALEXANDRIA, Va. –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve recognized the 2018 Volunteers of the Year (VOTY) during the National Leadership Meeting Nov. 15. 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 Operational.

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September 06, 2019Progressive Builders honored by Department of Defense for Patriotic Support

WAYNE, Neb. – Kelby Herman, of Progressive Builders, was presented the Department of Defense Patriot Award on Aug. 13, by Jim Deuel, volunteer representing the Nebraska Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

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September 06, 2019D & K Agri-Sales honored by Department of Defense for Patriotic Support

PLYMOUTH, Neb. – Bruce Wollenburg, Ryan Bartels and Ross Wollenburg owners of D & K Agri-Sales, was recently presented with three separate Patriot Awards by Bruce Wood, a Nebraska Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve volunteer. The award was in recognition of outstanding support of their employee serving in the Guard and Reserve.

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