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Oregon

Committee Leadership

Mr. James Cunningham State Chair
Vacant State Vice Chair
Vacant Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Cecil Owens Military Outreach Director
Vacant Public Affairs Director
Mr. Rich Thibodo  Training Director
Ms. Dianne Nordhaus Ombudsman Director
Mr. Joseph Bell Awards Director 
Mr. Greg Malkasian Volunteer Coordinator
Vacant Social Media Coordinator
Vacant Area 1 Chair
Mr. Greg Malkasian Area 2 Chair
Vacant Area 3 Chair
Mr. Keith Schwartz Area 4 Chair
Mr. Pete Goodrich Area 5 Chair
Mr. Jack Johnson Area 6 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

Andrew Philpott Volunteer Support Technician Contractor PO Box 14350
Salem OR 97309
971-355-4279
andrew.e.philpott.ctr@army.mil

News

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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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