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Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk joins North Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve as Military Outreach Director

BISMARCK, N.D. –North Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced that retired Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk has volunteered to serve as the military outreach director for North Dakota.  In his role he will inform and educate members of the Guard and Reserve regarding their employment rights and responsibilities under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). 

USERRA is a Federal law intended to ensure that persons who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, Reserve, National Guard, or other uniformed Services: (1) are not disadvantaged in their civilian careers because of their service; (2) are promptly reemployed in their civilian jobs upon their return from duty; and (3) are not discriminated against in employment based on past, present, or future military service. The law is intended to encourage non-career uniformed service so the United States can enjoy the protection of those Services, staffed by qualified people, while maintaining a balance with the needs of private and public employers who also depend on these same individuals.

“It is an honor for me to volunteer and serve as a part of the ESGR team in North Dakota,” said Sprynczynatyk. “Throughout my forty-three years of service, I always recognized the importance of the support of the employer to the success of the soldier while serving our state and nation. Now I look forward to enhancing further our ESGR program.”

Sprynczynatyk, from Bismarck, is the retired adjutant general for the state of North Dakota. He served in the position from 2006-2015.  He was responsible for leading 4,400 North Dakota National Guard Soldiers, Airmen, and 1,100 full-time employees of the Bismarck-based Office of the Adjutant General, carrying out state and federal missions.  Sprynczynatyk also served as director of the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services, including the Department of Homeland Security and the Division of State Radio for local, state, and federal disaster response efforts. 

Prior to being the Adjutant General, Sprynczynatyk served as the Director of Transportation for the State of North Dakota from 2001-2006.  From 1972-2000 Sprynczynatyk worked for the North Dakota State Water Commission and was appointed State Engineer in 1989, serving in the position until 2000. After his military retirement, he consulted with HDR Engineering for four years.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of North Dakota.

ESGR, a Department of Defense program, seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. For more information about ESGR outreach programs or volunteer opportunities, call 701-333-2057 or visit

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