Contact Information

Cynthia Estrada Volunteer Support Technician 600 Wyoming Blvd NE
Albuquerque NM 87123
505-407-3300 ext 200220

MAJ Paul Lauritzen Program Support Specialist 600 Wyoming Blvd NE
Albuquerque NM 87123

Renna Duby Program Support Specialist 600 Wyoming Blvd NE Room 100
Albuquerque NM 87123

New Mexico

Committee Leadership

Mr. Mark Gordon State Chair Mr. Mike Kakuska State Vice Chair
Mr. James(Jay) Gorman Ombudsman Director Mr. Raymond Mondragon Employer Outreach Director
Ms. Sandy M. Schauer State Public Affairs Coordinator MAJ Paul Lauritzen Military Outreach
Mr. Roger Newall Albuquerque Area Chair Mr. Jose Antonio(Tony)Renteria Carlsbad Area Chair
Ms. Eliane Notah Cibola/McKinley Counties Chair Mr. John Montano Clovis Area Chair
Mr. Abe Saiz Farmington Area Chair Mr. Richard Fialho Hobbs Area Chair
Vacant Los Alamos Area Chair Mr. Gary Smith Roswell Area Chair
Ms. Anna Vigil Santa Fe Area Chair Mr. Kraig Storey Southwest Area Chair
Vacant Northeast Area Chair VACANT Middle Rio Grande Area Chair
Mr. Harv Twite South Central Area Chair Ms. Karen Huladek Rio Rancho Area Chair


New Mexico ESGR, a Department of Defense office, has volunteers throughout the state who 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.

New Mexico volunteers inform and educate service members and their civilian employers regarding their rights and responsibilities governed by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA).

New Mexico's trained ombudsmen can 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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August 23, 2019DOD Honors Employers of Guardsmen, Reservists

WASHINGTON – Fifteen private-sector and municipal employers received the 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award at a Pentagon ceremony for providing exceptional support to their employees who serve in the National Guard or Reserves.

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June 17, 2019Department of Defense Announces 2019 Recipients of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award
WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense announced the 15 recipients of the 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest U.S. government honor to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees. Learn More.