Contact Information

Michael Hallquist Volunteer Support Technician 1730 North Lane
Eau Claire WI 54703
715-858-9676
michael.s.hallquist.ctr@mail.mil

Chris Campbell Program Support Specialist 2400 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704
608-242-3169
chris.a.campbell2.ctr@mail.mil

Wisconsin

Committee Leadership

Mr. Mike Williams State Chair Mr. LeRoy Frahm Ombudsman Director
Mr. Bruce Swezey Vice Chair Mr. Chris Campbell Public Affairs Director
Mr. Jerry Clusen Area 1 Chair Mr. Jeff Unger Awards Director
Mr. Bill Rheingans Area 2 Chair Mr. Bob Strange Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Tom Thomas Area 3 Chair Mr. John Rhyner Military Outreach Director
Mr. Gerry Meyer Area 4 Chair Mr. John Schroeder Training Director
Mr. Dave Monk Area 5 Chair Mr. Scott Legwold Bosslift Coordinator
Mr. Mike Kastens Area 6 Chair Mr. Bob Roth ESGR State Historian
Ms. Chris Pannier Volunteer Management Coordinator

  

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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March 12, 2019Department of Defense Announces 30 Finalists for the 2019 Employer Support Freedom Award
WASHINGTON ­– Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) proudly announces the 30 finalists for the 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The finalists represent large and small employers, as well as public sector organizations. ESGR received 2,415 nominations for this prestigious award for employers throughout 50 states, Guam-CNMI, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia.  Learn More.
February 28, 2019DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NAMES SEMIFINALISTS FOR 2019 TOP EMPLOYER AWARD

WASHINGTON – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) program, has identified 135 employers as semifinalists for the 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, commonly referred to as the Freedom Award.

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November 30, 20182019 FREEDOM AWARD NOMINATION SEASON CLOSES SOON
WASHINGTON – It’s time to break the internet with accolades and kudos for the most supportive employer out there!  Only thirty-one days remain to nominate your employer for the 2019 Freedom Award! Learn More.

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