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SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve announces the launch of their formal search for the next Oregon ESGR State Chair.

The State Chair is an official Department of Defense volunteer position with a three-year term of service. State Chairs are required to take an oath of office and serve at the pleasure of the ESGR Executive Director. The Oregon State Chair’s role is to provide the leadership and vision for a team of dedicated volunteers throughout Oregon to carry out the ESGR mission.

ESGR is a Department of Defense program that develops and promotes supportive work environments for Service members in the Reserve Components through outreach, recognition, and educational opportunities that increase awareness of applicable laws. ESGR carries out its mission through its headquarters staff and nearly 3,500 volunteers across 54 State Committees. Committees conduct proactive outreach to Service Members and employers to make them aware of their rights and responsibilities under the Uniformed Service Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA); provide no-cost, neutral mediation to Service members and their employers when issues arise; and manage a robust Employer Awards program to recognize the critical role supportive employers have in enhancing retention rates in the Reserve Component (RC).

Proven leaders, who are interested and meet qualifying skills for the Oregon ESGR State Chair position, are encouraged to submit a nomination.  To be considered for selection, each interested candidate should submit a nomination package, to include the following items:

  1. Biographical summary or resume (1-2 pages)
  2. A letter stating his/her reason(s) for interest in serving and thoughts and plans for leading the Oregon ESGR State Committee. The statement should indicate the applicant qualifies for the position, and they are not serving in the Active Component or on an Active Guard Reserve tour. (1 page)
  3. Other supporting materials, as appropriate (letters of recommendations, photos, etc.). (1-2 pages each)

Nomination packages must be submitted via email to Mr. Cecil Owens at cecil.j.owens2.ctr@army.mil.

A complete ESGR State Chair Position Description is available upon request.

Questions about the process may be referred to the Search Committee Chair through Mr. Owens.

More information about ESGR employer outreach programs and volunteer opportunities is available at https://esgr.mil/or by calling Mr. Cecil Owens of the ESGR Oregon Committee at (503) 584-3442.    

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