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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

Emily Robinson Volunteer Support Technician BLDG 3
Camp Murray WA
253-512-8468
emily.c.robinson16.ctr@army.mil

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December 06, 2022Thurston County Public Defense director honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Telling your employer that you have joined the Army Reserve and leaving for training would be stressful for any employee.

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December 06, 2022US Army Corps of Engineers supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

SEATTLE – Doug Weber, northwest area manager at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was presented with a Patriot Award, by Dan McManus, employer outreach coordinator at the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee, in recognition of extraordinary support of his employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.

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December 03, 2022Columbia Basin Veterans Center Executive Director honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

KENNEWICK, Wash. – Matthew Sammons, executive director at Columbia Basin Veterans, was presented with a Patriot Award, by Judy West and Craig Liebler, volunteers with the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee, in recognition of extraordinary support of his employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.

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