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Iowa

Committee Leadership

Ms. Becky Coady State Chair
Mr. Scott Packard Vice Chair
Mr. Dan Fehr Training Director
Mr. Jim Freese Ombudsman Director
Vacant Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Kent Schlawin Public Affairs Director
Mr. Rick Ernst Military Outreach Director
Ms. Val Corbin Area 1 Chair
Mr. Jeff Dentlinger Area 2 Chair
Mr. Steve Waller Area 3 Chair
Ms. Mandy Shepherd / Mr. Scott Little Area 4 Co-Chairs
Mr. Dan Fehr Area 5 Chair
Mr. Gary Kinsinger Area 6 Chair
Mr. Matt Doty Area 7 Chair
Vacant Area 8 Chair
Mr. Terry Dell Area 9 Chair

Welcome to the Iowa ESGR website.  Our Iowa team is comprised of approximately 110 dedicated volunteers and 3 full-time staff that is prepared to engage, inform, and support employers and reserve component members throughout the state.  Iowa has a proud history of outstanding employer support for our reserve component members and today’s team continues that tradition through a strong emphasis on “prevention through education”.  Our Iowa team places continuous effort on our military and employer outreach programs to ensure that all stakeholders know and understand their respective obligations under the USERRA law.

The Iowa team has found that a focus on visibility and awareness of what Iowa ESGR has to offer is a key element of our prevention approach.  “We are a resource” is at the core of our message to our Iowa employers and reserve component members.

We welcome you to explore our website and invite you to contact us should you have any questions.  Our mission is to assist both employers and reserve component members equally.  We also welcome anyone interested in volunteering with the Iowa ESGR.

Contact Information

David Mitchell Volunteer Support Technician 7105 NW 70th Ave
Johnston IA 50131
515.252.4145
david.m.mitchell11.ctr@army.mil

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September 30, 2021Freedom Award Nomination Season Now Open

WASHINGTON – Do you have a story to tell about how exceptional your employer’s support is to Guard and Reserve service members?  If your employer goes above and beyond in their support for Guardsmen or Reservists, nominate them for the 2022 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award!

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July 20, 2021DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF THE 2021 SECRETARY OF DEFENSE EMPLOYER SUPPORT FREEDOM AWARD

Fifteen Exceptional Employers Recognized for Top Honor

WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense is pleased to announce the 15 recipients of the 2021 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest U.S. government honor to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.

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April 21, 2021ESGR Recognizes 2020 Volunteers of the Year

ALEXANDRIA, Va. –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve announces the 2020 Volunteers of the Year (VOTY). Volunteers who serve in following functional and operational areas were nominated by their respective State Committee for the prestigious honor of being named Volunteer of the Year: Military Outreach, Employer Outreach, Public Affairs, Training, Ombudsman, and Operations.

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