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Schwarm, Kenneth Volunteer Support Technician BLDG 3
Camp Murray WA

Moynahan, Marie Program Support Specialist Building 6224



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Committee Leadership

Mr. John Patterson State Chair Mr. Jon Ison            West Central Chair
Mr. Phil Sanders State Vice Chair VACANT West Central Co-Chair
Mr. Ty Corbett East Area Chair Mr. Burt Backman Awards Director
Ms. Judy West East Central Co-Chair Mr. Paul Frost Employer Outreach Director
Mr. James "Jim" Rabideau East Central Co-Chair Mr. Ohad Lowy Military Outreach Director
Mr. Phil Sanders King County Chair Mr. Gerald Caldwell Ombudsman Director
Mr. John Natterstad North Area Chair Mr. Larry Kirchner Asst. Ombudsman Director
Mr. Art McCallum South Chair Mr. Ohad Lowy Public Affairs Director
Ms. Jennifer Hibbs South Co-Chair Ms. Susan "Susie" Coulter Training Director
Mr. Wayne Hilton South Sound Co-Chair                        
Ms. Susan "Susie" Coulter South Sound Co-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.


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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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November 08, 2019Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve seeks nominations for Washington ESGR State Chair

CAMP MURRY, Wash. – Washington Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (WA ESGR) announces the launch of their formal search for the next ESGR State Chair. The State Chair is an official Department of Defense volunteer position with a three-year term of service. State Chairs are required to take an oath of office and serve at the pleasure of the ESGR National Chair. The Washington State Chair’s role is to provide the leadership and vision for a team of dedicated volunteers throughout Washington to carry out the ESGR mission.

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November 08, 2019Sequoyah Electric manager receives ESGR Patriot Award

REDMOND, Wash. – Rick Vogt, manager for Sequoyah Electric was presented with a Patriot Award Sept. 10 by Daniel McManus of the Washington State Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee, in recognition of his extraordinary support of an employee who serves in the Naval Reserve.

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