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Kansas

Committee Leadership

Mr. Rodney Moyer State Chair
Mr. Alan Barrett Vice Chair
Mr. James Wishart Ombudsman Director
Vacant Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Paul Swanson Military Outreach Director
Mr. Dennis Hansen Coronado Heights Area Chair
Mr. Ed Poley Cimarron Desert Area Chair
Mr.  Michael Frederiksen Salt Rock Area Chair
Mr. Ronald Brown Training Director
Vacant Greater Kansas City Area Chair
Mr. Michael Isom High Plains Area Chair
Mr. James Wishart Air Capital Area Chair
Ms. Coleen Allen Public Affairs Director
Mr. Greg Sims Capital City Area Chair
Mr. Ed Boring 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.

Contact Information

Tim Button Volunteer Support Technician 5920 SE Coyote Dr Bldg. 670
Topeka KS 66619
785-646-0188
timothy.h.button.ctr@army.mil

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January 31, 2023ESGR welcomes new Executive Director

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – U.S. Navy Capt. Jonathan Townsend assumes the duties of Executive Director of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) from U.S. Navy Capt. Robbie Underhill Feb 1. In this role, Townsend leads the Department of Defense ESGR in its mission of facilitating and promoting a cooperative culture of employer support for National Guard and Reserve service.

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November 22, 2022ESGR Gathers for Annual National Leadership Meeting

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – As we continue to celebrate our 50th Anniversary, dozens of state committee leaders, volunteers, and staff of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) gathered at the Mark Center for the 2022 Annual National Leadership Meeting (NLM) November 17 and 18.

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September 30, 20222023 Freedom Award Nomination Season Opens October 1

WASHINGTON ­– The 2023 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award nomination season opens October 1, meaning Guard and Reserve Service members across the nation can submit their exceptional employers for national recognition beginning October 1 until December 31.

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