MISSION
ESGR is a Department of Defense program that develops and promotes supportive work environments for servicemembers in the Reserve Components through outreach, recognition, and educational opportunities that increase awareness of applicable laws. It also provides assistance in resolving conflicts between the servicemembers and their employers.

LEADERSHIP
Hon. Thomas J. Simonet, Minnesota State Chair
Mathew Meyer, Ombudsman Director, Minnesota Liaison to local Marine Corps Reserve units
Thomas Haugo, Director, Military Outreach
James Finley, Director, Employer Outreach

    ESGR 50th Anniversary logo
    Department of Defense Seven Seals

    EVENTS

    BOSS LIFTS
    Various “Boss Lifts” around Minnesota whereby local employers are provided hands-on military familiarizations, static displays, helicopter and fixed air tours/transportation, and briefings by local military commanders and ESGR. Employer Boss Lifts can range from a demonstration of Abrams Tank firepower to video simulated firefights or military aircraft flights to various cities within the state such as the one featured in this video.
        Summer

      Boss Lift at at the Apostle Islands, looking out the back of a C130 cargo plane

      Boss Lift at the Apostle Islands, looking out the back of a C130 cargo plane.

      Boss Lift at Split Rock Lighthouse, looking out the back of a C130 cargo plane

      Boss Lift at Split Rock Lighthouse, looking out the back of a C130 cargo plane.

      APAM
      Annual Planning and Awards Meeting and Minnesota ESGR Employer Awards Banquet
          Spring/Summer

      SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FREEDOM AWARD
      Annual nomination season for Secretary of Defense Freedom Award
          October 1 to December 31

      PATRIOT AWARDS
      Department of Defense Patriotic Employer and Seven Seals Awards presentations to employers nominated by servicemembers and Minnesota ESGR
          Continuing

      MILITARY OUTREACH
      Briefings for servicemembers and local units regarding USERRA obligations and rights
          Continuing

      EMPLOYER OUTREACH
      Briefings for Employers regarding USERRA obligations and rights
          Continuing

      ESGR booth at employer awareness event

      MISSION
      ESGR is a Department of Defense program that develops and promotes supportive work environments for servicemembers in the Reserve Components through outreach, recognition, and educational opportunities that increase awareness of applicable laws. It also provides assistance in resolving conflicts between the servicemembers and their employers.

        ESGR 50th Anniversary logo

        LEADERSHIP
        Hon. Thomas J. Simonet, Minnesota State Chair
        Mathew Meyer, Ombudsman Director, Minnesota Liaison to local Marine Corps Reserve units
        Thomas Haugo, Director, Military Outreach
        James Finley, Director, Employer Outreach

          Department of Defense Seven Seals

          EVENTS

          BOSS LIFTS
          Various “Boss Lifts” around Minnesota whereby local employers are provided hands-on military familiarizations, static displays, helicopter and fixed air tours/transportation, and briefings by local military commanders and ESGR. Employer Boss Lifts can range from a demonstration of Abrams Tank firepower to video simulated firefights or military aircraft flights to various cities within the state such as the one featured in this video.
              Summer

            Boss Lift at at the Apostle Islands, looking out the back of a C130 cargo plane

            Boss Lift at the Apostle Islands, looking out the back of a C130 cargo plane.

            Boss Lift at Split Rock Lighthouse, looking out the back of a C130 cargo plane

            Boss Lift at Split Rock Lighthouse, looking out the back of a C130 cargo plane.

            APAM
            Annual Planning and Awards Meeting and Minnesota ESGR Employer Awards Banquet
                Spring/Summer

            SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FREEDOM AWARD
            Annual nomination season for Secretary of Defense Freedom Award
                October 1 to December 31

            PATRIOT AWARDS
            Department of Defense Patriotic Employer and Seven Seals Awards presentations to employers nominated by servicemembers and Minnesota ESGR
                Continuing

            MILITARY OUTREACH
            Briefings for servicemembers and local units regarding USERRA obligations and rights
                Continuing

            EMPLOYER OUTREACH
            Briefings for Employers regarding USERRA obligations and rights
                Continuing

            ESGR booth at employer awareness event
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