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Wisconsin

Committee Leadership

Mr. James Malcolm State Chair
Mr. Jerry Clusen State Vice Chair
Mr. Robert Strange Employer Outreach Director
Mr. John Rhyner Military Outreach Director
Vacant Public Affairs Director
Vacant Training Director
Mr. LeRoy Frahm Ombudsman Director
Mr. Dave Gapinski Awards Director
Mr. Gene Schmitz Bosslift Coordinator
Ms. Dianne Stewart Volunteer Management Coordinator
Vacant Area 1 Chair
Ms. Aina Vilumsons Area 2 Chair
Mr. Mark Mathwig Area 3 Chair
Mr. John Gessner Area 4 Chair
Mr. Dave Monk Area 5 Chair
Mr. Mike Hallquist Area 6 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

Nicholas Herpel Volunteer Support Technician Contractor 1730 North Lane
Eau Claire WI 54703
715-858-9676
nicholas.r.herpel.ctr@army.mil

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April 17, 2024Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Announces 2023 Volunteers of Year

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (April 17, 2024) –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve proudly announces the 2023 Volunteers of the Year (VOTY). 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 Operations.

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March 27, 2024Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Announces 2023 Regional Volunteers of Year

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (March 27, 2023) –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve proudly announces the 2023 Regional Volunteers of the Year (VOTY). 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 Operations.

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March 13, 2024Department of Defense Announces 2024 Employer Support Freedom Award Finalists

WASHINGTON – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) proudly announces the 30 finalists for the 2024 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The finalists include small and large private and public sector employers nominated by a National Guard or Reserve Component employee employed in their organization.

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