Contact Information

Ernie Rodriquez Volunteer Support Technician 600 Wyoming Blvd NE
Albuquerque NM 87123

Maj Wilbert "Rick" Archuleta Program Support Specialist 600 Wyoming Blvd NE
Albuquerque NM 87123

Ashley Nguyen Program Support Specialist 600 Wyoming Blvd NE , Room 100
Albuquerque NM 87123

New Mexico

Committee Leadership

Mr. Ray Battaglini State Chair Mr. Brad Lakin Employer Transition Coordinator
Mr. James(Jay) Gorman Ombudsman Director Ms. Tracey Fria Employer Outreach Director
Ms. Sandy M. Schauer State Public Affairs Coordinator Mr. Todd Kontny Military Outreach
Mr. Matt Woodcock Albuquerque Area Chair Mr. Jose Antonio (Tony) Renteria Carlsbad Area Chair
Ms. Eliane Notah Cibola/McKinley Counties Chair Mr. John Montano Clovis Area Chair
Mr. Tom Smith Farmington Area Chair Mr. Paul P. Roybal  (Phillip) Hobbs Area Chair
Vacant Los Alamos Area Chair Mr. Gary Smith Roswell Area Chair
Ms. Roseanne Swoboda Santa Fe Area Chair Mr. Richard Lutz Southwest Area Chair
Vacant Northeast Area Chair Ms. Martha Salas Middle Rio Grande Area Chair


New Mexico ESGR, a Department of Defense office, has volunteers throughout the state who 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.

New Mexico volunteers inform and educate service members and their civilian employers regarding their rights and responsibilities governed by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA).

New Mexico's trained ombudsmen can provide mediation of issues relating to compliance with USERRA.


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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.
November 09, 2016Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen general manager honored by Department of Defense for Patriotic Support

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – General Manager Steve Beck of Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen in Albuquerque was presented with not just one Patriot Award, but two Patriot Awards in October.

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October 17, 2016New Mexico patriotic employers honored at luncheon

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico ESGR recognized employers who hired unemployed or underemployed members of the National Guard or Reserve, or one of their family members, at a recent luncheon held in Albuquerque.

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