Contact Information

Angela Marchand Volunteer Support Technician 711 N Pennsylvania Street
Indianapolis IN 46204

Jeff Hazelbaker Program Support Specialist 711 N. Pennsylvania St
Indianapolis IN 46204


Committee Leadership

Mr. Stephen Williams State Chair Mr. Johnny Sons Training Director
Mr. James Tillett Vice Chair Vacant Employer Outreach Director
Vacant Region 1 Chair Mr. Glenn Nulty Military Outreach Director
Mr. Doug Schwartz Region 2 Chair Mr. Barry Green Military Outreach Deputy Director
Vacant Region 3 Chair Mr. Mike Miner Ombudsman Director
Mr. Ken Smith Region 4 Chair Mr. Jeff Dossett Ombudsman Deputy Director
Mr. Charlie Russell Region 5 Chair Mr. David Hohiemer Bosslift Director
Mr. Jack Vindhurst Region 6 Chair Mr. Donald Peek Jr. Bosslift Deputy Director
Mr. Tom Brouillette Region 6 Vice Chair Vacant Region 7 Chair
Mr. David Shymkus Region 7 Vice Chair


Indiana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (INESGR) is a Department of Defense office, led and operated by dedicated volunteers and staff whose mission is to gain and maintain employer support for the Guard and Reserve by recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of USERRA, resolving conflicts through mediation and developing initiatives to increase employment opportunities for military service members and veterans.

With the dedication of over 75 volunteers across Indiana, ESGR reaches out to employers and military service members in functional areas such as Employer and Military Outreach, Public Affairs, Mediation, Training, and Employment Programs throughout the State. 

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June 17, 2019Department of Defense Announces 2019 Recipients of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award
WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense announced the 15 recipients of the 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest U.S. government honor to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees. Learn More.
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.

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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