Contact Information

Schwarm, Kenneth Volunteer Support Technician BLDG 3
Camp Murray WA

Moynahan, Marie Program Support Specialist Building 6224


Committee Leadership

Mr. John Patterson State Chair Mr. Ralph Lundberg West Central Chair
Mr. Phil Sanders State Vice Chair VACANT West Central Co-Chair
Mr. Ty Corbett East Area Chair Mr. Burt Backman Awards Director
Ms. Judy West East Central Co-Chair VACANT Employer Outreach Director
Mr. James "Jim" Rabideau East Central Co-Chair Mr. Ohad Lowy Military Outreach Director
Mr. Phil Sanders King County Chair Mr. Gerald Caldwell Ombudsman Director
Mr. John Natterstad North Area Chair Mr. Larry Kirchner Asst. Ombudsman Director
Mr. Art McCallum South Chair Mr. Ohad Lowy Public Affairs Director
Mr. Wayne Hilton South Sound Co-Chair Ms. Susan "Susie" Coulter Training Director
Ms. Susan "Susie" Coulter South Sound Co-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.

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July 09, 2019We R Tacoma signs Statement of Support for Guard and Reserve members

TACOMA, Wash. – Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced We R Tacoma, signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve July 3, at Cheney Stadium. We R Tacoma is the overseeing body of the Tacoma Rainiers, Reign FC of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), and Tacoma Defiance, United Soccer League (USL) Championship affiliate of Seattle Sounders FC.

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July 03, 2019Kanon Electric owner honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support
EDGEWOOD, Wash. – James Dorrough, owner of Kanon Electric was presented with a Patriot Award June 26 by Wayne Hilton, South Sound area chair, and Jim Miller, Employer Outreach Representative for the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee serving in the National Guard. Learn More.
June 18, 2019Tenino Middle School Principal receives Department of Defense Patriot Award

TENINO, Wash. – John Neal, principal at Tenino Middle School, was presented with a Patriot Award June 18 by Ohad Lowy, military outreach director for the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee serving in the National Guard, which was presented in front of 320 students and 20 staff members at the end of the year assembly at Tenino Beaver Stadium.

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