Contact Information

Robert Spagnuolo Volunteer Support Technician 5920 SE Coyote Dr Bldg. 670
Topeka KS 66619

Michelle Marzetta Program Support Specialist 2722 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka KS 66611


Committee Leadership

Mr. Rodney Moyer
State Chair Mr. Michael Isom High Plains Area Chair
Mr. Alan Barrett Vice Chair Mr. Randall Partington
Cimarron Desert Area Chair
Ms. Diane Boeger
Employer Outreach Director Mr. Dennis Hansen
Coronado Heights Area Chair
Mr. James Wishart
Ombudsman Director Mr.  Michael Frederiksen
Salt Rock Area Chair
Mr. Ronald Brown
Training Director Ms. Diane Boeger
Greater Kansas City Area Chair
Mr. Gary Brown
Military Outreach Director
Mr. James Wishart Air Capital Area Chair
Mr. Doyle "Bud" Huffman
Public Affairs Director
Mr. Greg Sims
Capital City Area Chair

Mr. Larry Graham
Fred Funston Area Chair


ESGR, a Department of Defense office, is comprised of dedicated and trained volunteers and staff. We will 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.

ESGR informs and educates service members and their civilian employers regarding their rights and responsibilities governed by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). ESGR does not have statutory authority to enforce, but serves as a neutral, free resource to employers and service members. ESGR’s trained ombudsmen provide mediation of issues relating to compliance with USERRA.

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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.
June 11, 2019Scheel's Supervisor Receives Patriot Award
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Kansas Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) a Department of Defense program, announced Tobie Harrell, a supervisor at Scheel’s was awarded a Department of Defense Patriot Award for his outstanding support of a member of the U.S. Army Reserve. Learn More.
May 14, 2019Spirit Aerosystems supervisors receive Department of Defense Patriot Awards

WICHITA, Kan. – Kansas Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) a Department of Defense program, announced John Prichett and Sheryl Bishop, supervisors at Spirit Aerosystems, were awarded Patriot awards for their outstanding support of a member of the Kansa Army National Guard.

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