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WASHINGTON – Employer Support Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense program, is pleased to announce the selection and swearing in of 12 new ESGR State Chairs.

The State Chair is an official Department of Defense volunteer position with a three-year term of service, renewable one time that serves under the ESGR Executive Director, U.S. Navy Capt. Robert Underhill. These 12 women and men will provide the leadership and vision for a team of dedicated volunteers throughout their respective committees to carry out ESGR’s mission, which includes military outreach; employer engagement and recognition; and mediation between Service members and their civilian employers relating to the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.

The newly appointed State Chairs and their respective committees are:

Florida                         Rita Broadway            www.esgr.mil/fl

Guam                          Ray Llaneta                www.esgr.mil/gu

Iowa                            Rebecca Coady          www.esgr.mil/ia

Massachusetts            Paul Zbikowski            www.esgr.mil/ma

New Jersey                 Michael Ferraro           www.esgr.mil/nj

Ohio                            Michael Bamber          www.esgr.mil/oh

Oklahoma                    Raymond Knapp         www.esgr.mil/ok

Pennsylvania              Martin Kuhar               www.esgr.mil/pa

South Carolina            Jennifer Harding         www.esgr.mil/sc

Utah                            David Osborne            www.esgr.mil/ut

Vermont      Sabrina Milano     www.esgr.mil/vt

Washington                 Phil Sanders               www.esgr.mil/wa

Wisconsin                   Scott Legowld             www.esgr.mil/wi

These newly sworn State Chairs join 42 others who oversee the ESGR mission in the 50 states, three territories, and the District of Columbia.

ESGR is a Department of Defense program that develops and promotes supportive work environments for service members in the National Guard and Reserve through outreach, recognition, and educational opportunities that increase awareness of applicable laws. ESGR also provides assistance in resolving conflicts between service members and their employers.

More information about ESGR programs and volunteer opportunities is available at https://esgr.mil.

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