Committee Leadership

Mr. Stephen Karrick State Committee Chair Vacant Military Outreach Director
Vacant Vice Chair Mr. Tim Stanton Ombudsman Director
Mr. David Cantrell Chair Emeritus Mr. Rex Miller Southern Area Chair
Mr. Karl Walquist Public Affairs Director Ms. Barbara Stanton Northeastern Area Chair
Vacant Ombudsman Case Coordinator


Welcome to Nevada Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (NV ESGR) and thank you for visiting our webpage!  NV ESGR is comprised of over 50 dedicated and trained volunteers and three full-time staff working throughout the Battle Born State to gain and maintain employer support for the Guard and Reserve.  Our committee’s motto is “Whatever it takes!”  And we apply this as we strive to develop and maintain relationships with Nevada employers and service members through programs such as Military Outreach, Employer Outreach, Mediation, and Employment programs.  

Through our Military Outreach programs we educate individual service members and all levels of military commands about the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), and the rights and responsibilities they derive from the law. 

Through our Employer Outreach programs we provide awards requested by the service member employee for their supervisors who go above and beyond the legal requirements of USERRA to offer their employees the support they need.  Appreciation for civilian employers is promoted among the Guard and Reserve with nominations for special Department of Defense awards.  We also provide knowledge and understanding of USERRA to employers and human resource organizations at no cost. 

Through our Ombudsman program we bridge the gap in understanding between the employee, employer, and USERRA so all parties can make the correct decisions in accordance with the law.  We also partner with Hero 2 Hired (H2H) to aid Guard and Reservists in obtaining career employment opportunities.

We welcome you to explore our website and invite you to contact us.  Our volunteers come from all walks of life; the committee is continually growing, and we invite all Nevadans to join us as volunteers as we assist our National Guard and Reserves and our great Nevada employers.

 The ESGR motto says it all, "WE ALL SERVE!"

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March 20, 2017Renown Health named as finalist for Department of Defense Freedom Award

RENO, Nev. – Renown Health of Reno has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, a prestigious national honor for employers who provide outstanding support to employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve. The annual award program is organized on behalf of the Secretary of Defense by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Defense Department program.

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WASHINGTON (March 13) – Employers that support their military employees’ service make all the difference in the world.  That support can include paying an employee the difference between their military and civilian pay during a deployment, or even offering a full salary for the duration.  It can also be arranging for a US senator to be on hand for a farewell ceremony.  Some companies show their commitment by targeting military for hiring, while others set up military affinity groups to learn how to better serve their military employees.  Still others pitch in and simply make life easier for the families of deployed service members. Learn More.
January 25, 2017Nevada ESGR seeks volunteers

RENO, Nev. – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a national organization dedicated to ensuring employers support and value employees serving in the Guard and Reserve, is seeking volunteers in Nevada.

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