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Committee Leadership

Mr. Phil Sanders State Chair
Mr. Ty Corbett State Vice Chair
Ms. Hannah M. Schoepp East Area Chair
Ms. Judy West East Central Co-Chair
Mr. James "Jim" Rabideau East Central Co-Chair
Mr. John Fulghum King County Chair
Mr. John Natterstad North Area Chair
Mr. Art McCallum South Chair
Ms. Jennifer Hibbs South Co-Chair
Mr. Ohad Lowy and Ms. Mary Miller South Sound Co Chairs
Mr. Jon Ison and Ms. Trena Cloyd Schab West Central Co-Chairs
Mr. Jim Miller Awards Director
Mr. Paul “Frosty” Frost Employer Outreach Director
Mr. John Borek Military Outreach Director
Mr. Larry Kirchner Ombudsman Director
Mr. John Natterstad Asst. Ombudsman Director
Mr. Ohad Lowy Public Affairs Director
Mr. Ken Schwarm Training 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

Michelle O'Neal Volunteer Support Technician BLDG 3
Camp Murray WA

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April 30, 2022South Thurston Fire & Rescue supervisors honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

TENINO, Wash.  – Kristopher Gray, lieutenant, and Joe Richey, volunteer coordinator and firefighter, of South Thurston Fire & Rescue were presented with Patriot Awards by Mary Miller, south sound area co-chair, and Shannon Langley, employer outreach coordinator for the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, in recognition of their support to their employee who serves in the Reserve Components. 

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April 24, 2022Department of Veteran Affairs Chief of Police honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

SPOKANE, Wash. – Jeff Shinn, chief of police at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Spokane received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award for the support he provides his employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve Components.

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April 24, 2022Kirkland Police Department honored by Department of Defense for extraordinary support

KIRKLAND, Wash. – Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced that the Kirkland Police Department, received the ESGR Seven Seals Award in recognition of the extraordinary support of Kirkland Police Department employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.

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