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Committee Leadership

Mr. Phil Sanders State Chair
Mr. Ty Corbett State Vice Chair
Mr. Dan Dagan Employer Outreach Director
Mr. John Borek Military Outreach Director
Mr. Ohad Lowy Public Affairs Director
Mr. Ken Schwarm Training Director
Mr. Larry Kirchner Ombudsman Director
Mr. John Natterstad Assistant Ombudsman Director
Mr. Jim Miller Awards Director
Mr. John Natterstad North Area Chair
Mr. Ken Sparks King County Chair
Mr. Art McCallum South Chair
Mr. Ohad Lowy South County Co-Chair
Ms. Mary Miller South County Co-Chair
Ms. Hannah M. Schoepp East Area Chair
Ms. Judy West East Central Co-Chair
Mr. James "Jim" Rabideau East Central Co-Chair
Ms. Trena Cloyd Schab West Central 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.

Contact Information

Corie Pedroncelli Volunteer Support Technician BLDG 3
Camp Murray WA 98430

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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 27, 2023Avista Corporation supervisors presented with two Department of Defense Spouse Patriot Awards

SPOKANE, Wash. – Ryan Krasselt, vice president, controller and principal accounting officer, and John Wilcox, director of accounting both at Avista Corporation were presented with the Spouse Patriot Award by Nancy Reid Isaak and Ken Isaak, east area employment outreach coordinators for the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee, in recognition of their support of their employee whose spouse serves in the Washington Air National Guard.

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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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