Contact Information

Schwarm, Kenneth Volunteer Support Technician BLDG 3
Camp Murray WA

Moynahan, Marie Program Support Specialist Building 6224


Committee Leadership

Mr. John Patterson State Chair Mr. Ralph Lundberg 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 VACANT 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
Mr. Wayne Hilton South Sound Co-Chair Ms. Susan "Susie" Coulter Training Director
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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July 17, 2019 ArgenTech Solutions signs Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserves during ESGR Boss Lift

EVERETT, Wash. – Marcel Piet, president-defense services of ArgenTech Solutions, signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve July 10 while on an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Boss Lift.

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July 15, 2019At Tacoma’s David’s Bridal, brides are not the only ones who wear white

TACOMA, Wash. – National Guard and Reserve soldiers come from all walks of life, working quietly in their civilian jobs until called upon by their Nation to serve their country.  Recently, employees at the David’s Bridal store in Tacoma, Washington were surprised to learn that one of their own employees, in addition to working at David’s Bridal also puts on the white dress uniform of the United States Navy.

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July 14, 2019Fire Chief of Eastside Fire and Rescue receives Department of Defense Patriot Award

ISSAQUAH, Wash. – Fire Chief Jeff Clark of Eastside Fire and Rescue was presented with a Patriot Award July 11 by Phil Sanders, vice chair and Dan McManus, employer outreach representative, for the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve in recognition of his extraordinary support of an employee who serves in the United States Army Reserve.

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