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Committee Leadership

Mr. Phil Sanders State Chair
Mr. Ty Corbett State Vice Chair
Ms. Hannah M. Schoepp East Area Chair
Ms. Judy West East Central Co-Chair
Mr. James "Jim" Rabideau East Central Co-Chair
Mr. Ken Sparks King County Chair
Mr. John Natterstad North Area Chair
Mr. Art McCallum South Chair
Mr. Ohad Lowy and Ms. Mary Miller South Sound Co Chairs
Ms. Trena Cloyd Schab West Central Co-Chairs
Mr. Jim Miller Awards Director
Mr. David Dagan Employer Outreach Director
Mr. John Borek Military Outreach Director
Mr. Larry Kirchner Ombudsman Director
Mr. John Natterstad Asst. Ombudsman Director
Mr. Ohad Lowy Public Affairs Director
Mr. Ken Schwarm Training Director

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

Michelle O'Neal Volunteer Support Technician BLDG 3
Camp Murray WA

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August 03, 2022Precision Door Service supervisors honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

LYNWOOD, Wash. – Precision Door Services Kevin Spratt, owner, and Chief Financial Officer Jay Swaun were awarded the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award at their company office.

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July 04, 2022Enterprise Holding Area manager honored with Department of Defense Patriot Award - signs Statement of Support

SPOKANE, Wash. – Bryan Duncan, area manager at Enterprise Holding, was presented with a Patriot Award, by Nancy Reid Isaak and Keen Isaak, east area volunteers with the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, in recognition of his extraordinary support of his employee serving in the Washington Army National Guard. 

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July 04, 2022Northwest Farm Credit Services supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

SPOKANE, Wash. – Melissa Miller, vice president loan accounting of Northwest Farm Credit Services, was presented with a Patriot Award, by Sandy Kates, east area volunteer for the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee

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