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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. John Fulghum King County Chair
Mr. John Natterstad North Area Chair
Mr. Art McCallum South Chair
Ms. Jennifer Hibbs South Co-Chair
Mr. Ohad Lowy and Ms. Mary Miller South Sound Co Chairs
Mr. Jon Ison and Ms. Trena Cloyd Schab West Central Co-Chairs
Mr. Jim Miller Awards Director
Mr. Paul “Frosty” Frost 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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November 28, 2021Financial Advisors and Financial Advisors CEO/President honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

OLYMPIA, Wash.  – Angela Vlach, president and CEO at Financial Advisors, was presented with and Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award in recognition of her support of her employees who serve in the Reserve Components.  The award was presented by Washington ESGR State Chair Phil Sanders in a virtual presentation attended by over 30 employees.

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November 26, 2021Yakima Police Chief honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

YAKIMA, Wash.  – Yakima Police Chief Matthew Murray received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award recently for the extraordinary support he provides his employees who serve in the Reserve Components.

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November 16, 2021United Parcel Service (UPS) signs Statement of Support for Guard and Reserve members

WASHINGTON – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced that United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) signed a Statement of Support Nov. 9 at its headquarters in Atlanta.  

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