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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. Ken Sparks King County Chair
Mr. John Natterstad North Area Chair
Mr. Art McCallum South Chair
Mr. Ohad Lowy and Ms. Mary Miller South Sound Co Chairs
Ms. Trena Cloyd Schab West Central Co-Chairs
Mr. Jim Miller Awards Director
Mr. David Dagan 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
253-512-8468
michelle.s.oneal3.ctr@army.mil

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September 30, 20222023 Freedom Award Nomination Season Opens October 1

WASHINGTON ­– The 2023 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award nomination season opens October 1, meaning Guard and Reserve Service members across the nation can submit their exceptional employers for national recognition beginning October 1 until December 31.

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September 27, 2022ESGR Volunteers with personal connection to Life Flight Network share in honoring supervisor with Department of Defense Patriot Award

SPOKANE, Wash. – Air critical transport services are critical partners with first responders and local hospitals in providing critical care, especially where the patient is located in a remote area. 

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