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Missouri

Committee Leadership

Mr. Tom Krahenbuhl State Chair
Mr. Will Johnson State Vice Chair
Mr. Dave Woolley Area 1 Chair
Mr. Matt Jenkins Area 2 Chair
Mr. Richard Willis Area 3 Chair
Mr. Steve Vanderhoof Area 4 Chair
Mr. Roger Connell Area 5 Chair
Mr. Will Johnson Area 6 Chair
Mr. Jimmy Lumpkin Area 7 Chair
Mr. Truman Hardy Area 8 Chair
Mr. Ernie Loft Area 9 Chair
Ms. Michelle Carlson Director, Employer Outreach
Mr. John Hathcock Director, Military Outreach
Mr. Alan Rohlfing Military Outreach Assistant
Ms. Samona Kosfeld Director, Awards
Mr. Joe King Director, Training
Ms. Samona Kosfeld Director, Ombudsman
Mr. Graham Burnley Asst. Director, Ombudsman
Ms. Kaitlin Brothers Director, Public Affairs
Mr. Sam Bushman Director, BossLift

 

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

Steven Brothers Volunteer Support Technician 2302 Militia Drive
Jefferson City MO 65101
573-638-9625
steven.g.brothers.ctr@mail.mil

News

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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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March 28, 2021Department of Defense Announces 2021 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award FInalists

WASHINGTON – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) proudly announces the 30 finalists for the 2021 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The finalists include small and large private and public sector employers nominated by a National Guard or Reserve Component employee employed in their organization. ESGR received 3,382 nominations for this prestigious award for employers throughout the 50 states, Guam-CNMI, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and District of Columbia. 

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