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. Carl (Nick) Novak Vice Chair Mr. Lynn Davis Area 2 Chair
Ms. Vicki VonLoh Ombudsman Director Mr. Joe Cook Area 3 Chair
Ms. Peggy Galloway Public Affairs Director Mr. Jim Deuel Area 4 Chair
Mr. Steve Tellatin Military Outreach Director Mr. Steve Hokamp Area 5 Chair
Mr. Bruce Wood Employer Outreach Director Mr. Lou Wagner 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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January 17, 2019Gibbon’s Baptist Church Mike Gangwish receives recognition from Dept of Defense for patriotic support
GIBBON Neb. – Mike Gangwish, Council President for Gibbon Baptist Church, was recently presented with a Patriot Award by Joe Cook, 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. Learn More.
January 15, 2019InSPIRe Rehabilitation Co-Owner honored with Department of Defense Award for Patriotic Support

HOLDREGE, Neb. – Andrew Weides, Physical Therapist and Co-owner of InSPIRe Rehabilitation was honored with an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriotic Employer Award Jan. 11. The award was presented by Garth Scism, a Nebraska ESGR committee volunteer.

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January 15, 2019West Corporation signs Statement of Support for Guard and Reserve members

OMAHA, Neb. – Senior Vice President and Treasurer Christopher Wikoff of West Corporation, signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve Jan. 11. The presentation was made by Mike Navrkal, Nebraska Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Chair and Lou Wagner, Omaha Area chair.

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