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Committee Leadership

Mr. Kim Watts State Chairman
Mr. Brian Garrett Vice Chair
Ms. Elizabeth Morris Military Outreach Director
Mr. John Etheridge Public Affairs Director
Mr. Bill Rappleye Training Director
Mr. Brian Frees Ombudsman Director
Vacant Volunteer Coordinator
Vacant Employer Outreach Director

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

Laura Bouchard Volunteer Support Technician 12953 South Minuteman Drive
Draper UT
801-432-4492
laura.j.bouchard.ctr@army.mil

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November 16, 2021United Parcel Service (UPS) signs Statement of Support for Guard and Reserve members

WASHINGTON – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced that United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) signed a Statement of Support Nov. 9 at its headquarters in Atlanta.  

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November 16, 2021Harley-Davidson signs Statement of Support for Guard and Reserve members

WASHINGTON – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced Harley-Davidson, Inc. signed a Statement of Support Veterans Day at its motor production facility in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

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November 16, 2021XPO Logistics signs Statement of Support for Guard and Reserve members

WASHINGTON – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced XPO Logistics, Inc. signed a Statement of Support Nov. 10 at its headquarters in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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