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Committee Leadership

Mr. Dennis Klein State Chair
Mr. Daniel Hitchcock State Vice Chair
Mr. Joseph Bell Awards Director
Vacant Training Director
Vacant Military Outreach Director
Mr. Lon D. Getlin Employer Outreach Director
Ms. Susan Schenk Public Affairs Director
Mr. Greg Malkasian Volunteer Coordinator
Ms. Dianne Nordhaus Ombudsman Director
Mr. Art McCallum Area 1 Chair
Mr. Robert Windus Area 2 Chair
Mr. Fritz McReynolds Area 3 Chair
Mr. Rich Thibodo Area 4 Chair
Mr. Pete Goodrich Area 5 Chair
Mr. Jack Johnson Area 6 Chair
Mr. Mike Kalberg Area 7 Chair
Mr. Greg Malkasian Area 8 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

Cecil Owens Volunteer Support Technician PO Box 14350
Salem OR 97309
971-355-4279
cecil.j.owens2.ctr@army.mil

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April 10, 2022Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Announces 2021 Volunteers of Year

ALEXANDRIA, Va. –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ In this our 50th year, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve proudly announces the 2021 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 21, 2022Department of Defense Announces 2022 Employer Support Freedom Award Finalists

WASHINGTON – In this our 50th year, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) proudly announces the 30 finalists for the 2022 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 2,777 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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March 14, 2022The Adecco Group Signs Statement of Support for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- During an official signing ceremony on March 9, the Adecco Group signed the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve's (ESGR) Statement of Support, a formal commitment to support the Guard and Reserve in their careers during and after their service.

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