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 Hosted by Mike Kakuska & Harv Twite

 It's Here!      Demo

 It is with great pride that we are now offering you a chance
to salute and support our National Guard and Reserve, with
"ESGR Radio - New Mexico."

 This program will take a wide look at the "Employer Support
of the Guard and Reserve," the businesses that employ our
service men and women, and the volunteers that help all sides
in navigating the issues surrounding employment and regulations.

 Most of all, ESGR Radio - NM will feature our local people that are making a difference in our communities. We will be talking to recruiters on offering our young people money for college, a sense of purpose, and trade that they can always be proud of.

 We will also be talking to those who volunteer their time to help our Guard and Reserve on a local basis. 

 For more info on ESGR: Click Here

ESGR Radio - New Mexico

Show Number  - Date                                            
(Right click on the inderlined to hear programs)
 

ESGR Radio #001 4/6/2017  "The Debut" Mike Kakuska & Harv Twite
                Guests:Jim Cassidy-NMVS Outreach Coordinator,
                and Cynthia Estrada, ESGR Employment Coord.

ESGR Radio #002   4/13/2017  Brigadier General Andrew E. Salas


ESGR Show  #003   4/20/2017  Maj. Randall Bates, Hear It
                             Sgt. Alex Avila

ESGR Show  #004    4/27/2017  Ruidoso Chief Darren Hooker,
                              Cynthia Estrada

ESGR Show  #005    5/4/2017   Harvey - ESGR News    Hear It
                              Sgt. Colt McInnes
                              Master Sgt. Harold Baker - NMANG Recruiter 

ESGR Show #006     5/11/2017  Mike - Harvey, Recap Hear It
                              Guest: Shippen Salas - Director
                              Ski Apache Ski Adaptive Disabled
                              Skier Program - Grant for Vets

ESGR Show #007     5/18/2017  Mike & Harvey cover the news.
                              Mike is on assignment in Sante
                              Fe,where New Mexico ESGR
                              volunteers from Santa Fe and
                              other places were honored during
                              the Annual Planning Meeting in
                              Santa Fe.
                              Guests: NM Chair, Ray Battaglia,
                              Clovis ESGR members John Montano
                              and Raymond Mondragon.

ESGR Show #008    5/25/17     RE-broadcast of our time with
                              Gen. Andrew Salas

ESGR Show #009              6/1/2017         Mike & Harvey cover the news.  Hear It
                Guest: Col. Bill Hanson, USAF Retired,
                ESGR Ombudsman

 
  (L-R) Mike Kakuska and Bill Hanson

 



ESGR Show #010  6/8-17 Guest: Sgt. Iris Ruiz, NMANG  Hear It
   Guard - Las Cruces. We discuss the
   importance of an education and job skills
   for our young people.  More

 

 

ESGR Show #011    6/15/17  Guest: Ernie Rodriguez - ESGR
ERNIE RODRIQUEZ - Volunteer Support Technician
       600 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque 87123
       505-474-7118     Hear It     More

 

 

 

ESGR Show #012   06/22/17  Guest: Charlie Cragin - Hear It
Capt. Charie Cragin, USN, Ret.
 
Charlie Cragin was a Senior Government Affairs Counselor for Maine Street Solutions, LLC. He provides strategic government and public affairs planning and execution advice to companies operating in the government sectors at the federal and state levels.

2008 Chairman - Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans.
 More

 


ESGR Show #014   62917      Guests: Tony Renteria, Carlsbad,
          Gary Smith, Chair - Roswell, and
          Maj. Randall Bates, NMANG.
                            Thanks Mike for all of your of
                            hard work!    Hear the Interview

ESGR Show #015  070617 Guests: Brig. Gen. Kenneth Nava, NMANG

Hear the Interview
Cynthia Estrada, ESGR-New Mexico
Topics: Family history, service, opportunities, ESGR and more.
Gen.Nava Bio:Click Here



ESGR Show #016  071317  Guests: SFC. Miguel Valdez Hear It
                        Pfc. Diana Torrez - Recruiter - Roswell

Pictures to Follow


ESGR Show #017    072017      Guest: Jack Swickard, Journalist  Hear It
Jack Swickard writes about the Vietnam War and life in Southeast Asia.  National Geographic Documentary

From February 1967-February 1968, Swickard was a U.S. Army Warrant Officer with the 118th Assault Helicopter Company stationed at Bien Hoa, Republic of Vietnam. During his year flying combat missions, he was awarded 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses, the Bronze Star Medal, 23 awards of The Air Medal, and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry.
On his return from Vietnam, he served as adjutant of the 55th Aviation Battalion at Robert Gray Army Airfield, Fort Hood, Texas.
After leaving the Army, Swickard returned to The Albuquerque (New Mexico) Tribune as a reporter. He later was promoted to city editor and was put in charge of the newspaper’s local coverage.

In 1974, he was named editor of the Roswell Daily Record in Roswell, New Mexico. Fifteen years later, he became editor, then editor-general manager of The Daily Times in Farmington, New Mexico.

Swickard returned to Roswell in 1996 as general manager of the Roswell Daily Record. In 2000, he launched his own public relations consulting company, The Triton Group Inc., in Roswell.He was inducted into the New Mexico Press Association Hall of Fame in 2004.

Swickard currently is president of the International UFO Museum and Research Center Board of Directors and a member of the David Westphall Veterans Foundation Board of Directors..

The Westphall Foundation supports the nation’s first Vietnam Veterans memorial at Angel Fire in the mountains of northern New Mexico.

In 2008, Windfall Films of London filmed a documentary about a rescue mission he and fellow New Mexico pilot Tom Baca, along with members of their helicopter crews, flew in South Vietnam on May 14, 1967. During mission, their two helicopters rescued 126 soldiers.

The documentary has been shown on the Smithsonian Network in the United States as "Helicopter Missions: Vietnam Firefight." It also has been shown by National Geographic International and the FIVE channel in the United Kingdom. 
Helecopter Wars Documentary


ESGR Show #018    072717     Guests: Roswell "Boss Lift"    Hear It
                             Mike & Harvey visit with:                  
        Tim Amos - NM Youith Challenge
        LTC Eric Garcia    Hear It
        (Click on pictures to enlarge)
        (Pics by Cynthia Estrada and
        Dina Jenks, ENMU-R)

         (We will add more pics on Monday!)   



 

 

ESGR Show #019     Guest: Col. Jason Garcia, U.S. Army (Reserve) Hear It
To contact Col. Garcia at NMMI: (575) 624-8292
 Email: Click Here
 ROTC RECRUITING OPERATIONS OFFICER 

NEW MEXICO MILITARY INSTITUTE
The Army ROTC program is only as strong as its instructors. That's why we provide such highly qualified faculty and staff for Cadets. See the kind of varied and interesting experiences instructors have had that make them the best ROTC faculty and staff. (NMMI) 

 

 

ESGR Show #020              8/17/2017         Harvey covers the news and meeting updates.   Hear It
     Guest: Col. Bill Hanson, USAF Retired, ESGR Ombudsman
 
(Rebroadcast)
  (L-R) Mike Kakuska and Bill Hanson

 


ESGR-020R     8-24-17   Guests: Brig. Gen.Kenneth Nava, NMANG
 Cynthia Estrada, ESGR New Mexico
 (Re-broadcast from 7-2017)

General Nava discusses his family, growing-up in New mexico, his service career, and we discuss the importance of our young people.

Cynthia discusses the importance of volunteering with ESGR.  27:00 Minutes  Hear It


(Picture courtesey of ABQ Journal)
 

 Cynthia Estrada - ESGR Employment Coord.

 Hear the Interview 

 

 


ESGR Show #021    Topics: Mike & Harv discuss the ESGR. Harvey discusses the numbers of National Guard Troops serving in Texas in resonse to Hurricane Harvey.        Hear It

                           



 

ESGR Show #022 Maj. Gen. Jerry Grizzle, PhD, U.S. Army National Guard (Ret)
The 19th President/Superintendent of New Mexico  Military Institute, Roswell, New Mexico   Hear It

General Grizzle's military career began in 1971. He was commissioned as an infantry officer upon completion of Federal Officer Candidate School in 1972. Prior to this assignment, General Grizzle served as Commander of the 90th Troop Command (Oklahoma Army National Guard); Commander of the 45th Infantry Brigade (Oklahoma Army National Guard); and Deputy State Area Commander of the Oklahoma National Guard. While Deputy Commander of the 45th Infantry Brigade, he participated in the security effort following the April 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Most recently, he served as Vice Director for Joint Training at U.S. Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., while additionally serving as Vice Commander of the Joint Warfighting Center in Suffolk, Va.    More     Hear the Interview     Website


ESGR Show #023     Guest: Maj. General Kenneth Nava        Hear It
Adj. General New Mexico National Guard
 From Maj. General Nava: "As The Adjutant General, I serve as the senior military advisor to the Governor and am responsible for providing the State of New Mexico and the United States with a ready force of citizen Soldiers and Airmen. I direct, manage and supervise the administration, discipline, organization, training and mobilization of the New Mexico Army and Air National Guard. I ensure the organization is equipped and trained to respond to any domestic disaster or combat contingency."

The New Mexico Army National Guard, headquartered in Santa Fe is comprised of Combat Arms, Combat Support and Combat Service Support units that provide a full range of capabilities. The Joint Force Headquarters located in Santa Fe provides command and control of all Army National Guard elements. It is organized into three major subordinate commands, the 111th MEB in Rio Rancho, the 93rd Brigade in Santa Fe and the 515th RTI also in Santa Fe.   History     Website   Hear the Interview

Show #024  Guest: Cynthia Estrada - ESGR New Mexico   Hear It
Cynthia Estrada discusses the new staff line-up for ESGR - New mexico. Some staff retiring, and others moving into new positions. We also discuss new New Mexico National Guard Command changes.
We also discuss volunteerism, and upcoming event dates for New Mexico.    Hear the Show
ESGR Facebook   ESGR Website   


Show #025   Guest: Larry Campos, MSW, NM Dept.-Vet Services
Director, Field Services  Website

Looking for Benefits - Latest Veteran's News

Contact Call Larry: (505) 383-2417

Hear the Show       


Show #025    Guest: Capt. Nils Stanson, Education Officer - NMANG  Hear It
Capt. Nils Stanson
 Facebook   Website

 Careers   Join NMANG


Mission:
To supervise implementation of NGB guidance for all education, incentives, and other programs while being knowledgeable in all education programs and resources available to soldiers and airmen. Provide quality testing services and coordinate with units for unit education briefings. Assist in providing Employment and Educational opportunities and programs to National Guard Soldiers and Airmen by leveraging their military training, leadership, job skills, and education with civilian employers, schools, and other government agencies, to develop and RETAIN a high quality National Guardsmen and Airmen.

Show #026    Guests: Paul Bierwirth, Paul's Veterinary Supply of Roswell & Albuquerque   Hear It
Paul recently received an award from the NM National Guard. He has not one, not two, but three Guardsmen working for him. He jokes that if there is another major deployment he will be very short handed. haha This is a picture from Albuquerque when he was presented his award from Governor Martinez.     Facebook

3825 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109
Albuquerque - (505) 341-9401


ESGR Show #026 10-5-17 Guest:Sgt. Iris Ruiz, NMANGuard, Recruiter  Hear It
Iris lives in Las Cruces. We discuss the importance of an education and job skills for our young people.  More

NM Army National Guard Website    Facebook

 

 

ESGR Show #027     Guest: New Mexico ESGR Chairman, Mark Gordon   Hear It
I am currently retired after 23 years in the Information Technology field. Those years of experience began with my first exposure to computer technology in the Tucson Air National Guard Aircraft Refueling Squadron, when the Air Force dropped a Unix computer system on our front door step. I volunteered to take the training to install and manage the system, and that began my IT career.

After working in the IT field for the banking industry, I was fortunate to be selected for a position in the oil and gas industry, where I worked through the rest of my career. My IT experience has included oil and gas software and hardware support, networking, and eventually Data Analytics and Reporting for ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66.
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ESGR Show #027  Guest: Maj. Brian Pilgrim, NM Army National Guard  Hear It
      Director - NMANG Behavorial Health
Business Address
New Mexico Army National Guard
600 Wyoming Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
Office: (505) 271-7158
E-mail: brian.m.pilgrim.mil@mail.mil

License - New Mexico Psychology License #0808
NPI # 1023121134

Education
MPA, Public Healthcare Administration December 2004, University of New Mexico, NASPAA accredited.

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology August 2000, University of South Dakota, APA approved.

Internship in Professional Psychology August 2000, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dallas, TX. APA approved.

M. A. Clinical Psychology July 1997, University of South Dakota, APA approved.

B. A. Summa Cum Laude, Psychology May 1995, University of New Mexico. U.S. Army/Military Professional Education
USAF Aircraft Mishap Investigation Course Command and General Staff College, Survival, Evasion, Resistance & Escape level C
Captains Career Course, Aeromedical Psychology Training Course
Combat Operational Stress Control, Traumatic Event Management
Basic Officers Leadership Course


ESGR Show #028   Guests: George Rubio - Citizen Soldier for Life Rep.
                         Steve Henderson - Roswell City Councilman/ESGR
Graphics Coming          Cynthia Estrada - ESGR NM Vol. Management Coord.

                          Hear the Show

ESGR Show #029    Guests: Dr. John Madden, President - ENMU-Roswell
October 26, 2017          Capt. Trent Armstrong, NMANG Roswell
                          Ernie Rosriguez, ESGR NM - Vol. Support Tech.
         Hear the Show                    


                         

 

 

"The Best of ESGR" this week.....

ESGR Show #030R   11/02/17  Guest: Charlie Cragin - Hear the Interview
Capt. Charie Cragin, USN, Ret.
 
Charlie Cragin was a Senior Government Affairs Counselor for Maine Street Solutions, LLC. He provides strategic government and public affairs planning and execution advice to companies operating in the government sectors at the federal and state levels.

2008 Chairman - Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans.
 More


ESGR Show #31   11-16-2017  Guest: Tim Amos, NWNM Admissions Specialist

New Mexico National Guard Youth Challenge Academy   Hear It
 Through training, discipline, and mentoring, the New Mexico National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy provides the education, leadership, character development, and life coping skills to New Mexico’s high school dropouts so they may become productive citizens.   Website


ESGR Show #31 - 111617   Guest: Brig. Gen. Andrew Salas USAF
Brig. General Andrew Salas
Brigadier General Andrew E. Salas assumed the duties as Adjutant
General for the New Mexico National Guard, Santa Fe, NM on July 24,
2012. As Adjutant General he commands the Army and Air National Guard, as well as, serves as the commander of the State Defense Force. In addition to his federal duties, BG Salas serves as military chief of staff to the Governor and as the Governor’s principal advisor on military affairs. He is also president of the State Armory Board and provides oversight for the New Mexico Civil Air Patrol.

Brig. Gen. Andrew Salas’ completed his tour of duty as the adjutant general of the New Mexico National Guard on Saturday, July 12, 2017, during a change of command ceremony at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque.    
Hear the Interview

ESGR Show  #BU-032    113017  ESGR News, Sgt. Colt McInnes,
                              Master Sgt. Harold Baker -
                              NMANG Recruiter 
                              Originally recorded on 5/4/2017

ESGR Show #032       120717  NM Youth Challenge Academy   Hear It

                                  This week on ESGR Radio, we take a look at the New Mexico Youth Challenge Academy in Roswell, New Mexico. Our guests include:
Sabrina Lara - Recruiting & Mentoring Supervisor, at New Mexico Youth Challenge Academy, Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus. We discuss the New Mexico National Guard’s Youth Challenge Program’s partnership with ENMU-R.

Other guests include: Cadets Santos Sanchez and Victoria Ribble. We discuss their experiences at NMYCA. Plus, we feature an interview with Tim Amos, Recruiter, Northern New Mexico Region for NMYCA.
This is a program that we hope you will share with young people who may be struggling with school or life.   NMYCA Website


ESGR Show #033     Guest: Maj. General Kenneth Nava        Hear It
Adj. General Kenneth Nava, Commander, New Mexico National Guard
Topics: State of the State NG,
Washington D.C., NM Youth Challenge,
NM Military Institute, Missions,
"The Tacos," and "Wreaths Across America."

From General Kenneth Nava:
 "As The Adjutant General, I serve as the senior military advisor to the Governor and am responsible for providing the State of New Mexico and the United States with a ready force of citizen Soldiers and Airmen. I direct, manage and supervise the administration, discipline, organization, training and mobilization of the New Mexico Army and Air National Guard. I ensure the organization is equipped and trained to respond to any domestic disaster or combat contingency."

The New Mexico Army National Guard, headquartered in Santa Fe is comprised of Combat Arms, Combat Support and Combat Service Support units that provide a full range of capabilities. The Joint Force Headquarters located in Santa Fe provides command and control of all Army National Guard elements. It is organized into three major subordinate commands, the 111th MEB in Rio Rancho, the 93rd Brigade in Santa Fe and the 515th RTI also in Santa Fe.   History     Website   Hear the Interview  (Picture courtesy of ABQ Journal)

ESGR Show #034  Topics: NM ESGR News Update    Hear It
                Guests: Dr. John Madden - ENMU-Roswell, on
                the NM ANG Youth Challenge Academy
                Guest: Capt. Trent Armstrong - NMYCA


ESGR ESGR #035     Guest: Cynthia Estrada, Volunteer Coordinator  Hear It
ESGR - New Mexio Topics: ESGR + NM Events
     
Guest: Jim Cassidy, Business Advisor for the
New Mexico Veteran's Business Outreach Center.
Website


   
ESGR Show #036      Guest: Shannon Chapman, Suicide Prevention  Hear It
  Program Manager (Contractor) serving
  the New Mexico Army National Guard.






ESGR Show #037          Guest: Maj. Keith Spaniel, Civil Affairs, U.S. Army, Reserve   Hear It
(Picture & Bio Coming)  Maj. Spaniel discusses his entry into the Army at the tender age of 33.
                                      He discusses some of his deployments, duties, and we discuss how
                                    private employers are critical to our military's mission.    Hear It


ESGR Show #038          Guest: SSG Bryan Haworth, NM Army National Guard      Hear It
Career Counselor  (575) 520-2406
 700 S. Telshor Rlvd, Suite 1608, Las Cruces, NM 88011

  NM Army National Guard Website  Toll Free: 1-800-GO-GUARD

 Education      Guard Pay    Career Timeline


ESGR Show #039     Guest: New Mexico ESGR Chairman, Mark Gordon   Hear It
Mark is retired. He spent 23 years in the Information Technology field.  His experience includes computer technology in the Tucson Air National Guard Aircraft Refueling Squadron, USAF Unix systems, training and installation management systemsin IT. He spent additional time in the IT field for banking, oil and gas industry.

ESGR Newe Mexico (575) 474-2118    Website
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ESGR Show #040          Guest: Maj. General Kenneth Nava, Commander, NMANG    Hear It
(L-R  Harv Twite, Maj. Gen. Kenneth Nava, Mike Kakuska)

Maj. Gen. Nava discusses the 2018 NM Legislature's 30 day
legislative session, and several bills that were critical to the New Mexico Army-Air National Guard.

He also comments on the New Mexio "Tacos," and the outstanding
mission of the New Mexico National Guard Youth Challenge Academy in Roswell.  Bio   NMANG Website







ESGR Show#041        Guest: Tim Amos, Recruiter, NM Army National Guard   Hear It
 Youth Challenge Academy   Website
 Tim Amos - Recruiting & Mentorinhttp://www.nmyca.net/g at New Mexico
 Youth Challenge Academy, Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus.
 We discuss the New Mexico National Guard’s Youth Challenge Program’s
 partnership with ENMU-R.    NMYCA Websit



ESGR Show #042 Maj. Gen. Jerry Grizzle, PhD, U.S. Army National Guard (Ret)
The 19th President/Superintendent of New Mexico  Military Institute, Roswell, New Mexico   Hear It

General Grizzle's military career began in 1971. He was commissioned as an infantry officer upon completion of Federal Officer Candidate School in 1972. Prior to this assignment, General Grizzle served as Commander of the 90th Troop Command (Oklahoma Army National Guard); Commander of the 45th Infantry Brigade (Oklahoma Army National Guard); and Deputy State Area Commander of the Oklahoma National Guard. While Deputy Commander of the 45th Infantry Brigade, he participated in the security effort following the April 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Most recently, he served as Vice Director for Joint Training at U.S. Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., while additionally serving as Vice Commander of the Joint Warfighting Center in Suffolk, Va.    More     Hear the Interview     Website


ESGR Show #043      Guest: SSG Bryan Haworth, NMANG Career Couselor Hear It
Career Counselor  (575) 520-2406
 700 S. Telshor Rlvd, Suite 1608,
 Las Cruces, NM 88011

 NM Army National Guard Website 
 Toll Free: 1-800-GO-GUARD


 Education  Guard Pay    Career Timeline



ESGR Show #044              Guest: Joe Martinez, Dir. Veteran's Services for Rep. Steve Pearce
Co-Founder of the "Heroes of Bataan."   Hear It

Entangled in one another’s arms, three soldiers stand in eternal tribute to the 70,000 men that braved the treacherous journey more than 60 years ago. These larger-than-life bronze statues represent the oft-forgotten American and Filipino soldiers who hiked the Bataan Peninsula, the 50,000 who survived and the thousands of others who did not.

The memorial, “Heroes of Bataan,” located in Veterans Park in Las Cruces is the country’s first federally funded monument honoring American and Filipino veterans of the Bataan Death March. The monument was dedicated on April 13, 2002, marking the 60th anniversary of the Death March and one of the most brutal chapters in American military history.  Read More     Hear More

Two of the soldiers bear the faces of Martinez’ uncles, while the third face is that of Command Sgt. Maj. Gilbert L. Canuela, who is stationed at White Sands Missile Range in Las Cruces. Canuela, who is of Filipino heritage, also had a family member participate in the Bataan Death March.

Since the dedication of the Bataan Death March Memorial Monument in 2002, a mock march has become an annual Las Cruces event.

ESGR Show #045        Guest: Cynthia Estrada - ESGR-NM Volunteer Coordinator  Hear It
Topic: Bataan memorial Death March - WSMR 2018

From the official website: Bataan March.Com 

"The Bataan Memorial Death March is a challenging march through the high desert terrain of the White Sands Missile Range. The memorial march is conducted in honor of the heroic service members who defended the Philippine Islands during World War II, sacrificing their freedom, health, and, in many cases, their very lives." BataanMarch.Com


Note: Over 8,500 people are registered to march in the 2018 Bataan Memorial Death March set for March 25 at White Sands Missile Range.   Website



ESGR Show #046     Guest: Maj. Ray Baca, NMANG Roswell      Hear It
(Picture & Bio coming)










ESGR Show #047R       040518  NM Youth Challenge Academy   Hear It

This week on ESGR Radio, we take a look at the New Mexico Youth Challenge Academy in Roswell, New Mexico. Our guests include:
Sabrina Lara - Recruiting & Mentoring Supervisor, at New Mexico Youth Challenge Academy, Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus. We discuss the New Mexico National Guard’s Youth Challenge Program’s partnership with ENMU-R.

Other guests include: Cadets Santos Sanchez and Victoria Ribble. We discuss their experiences at NMYCA. Plus, we feature an interview with Tim Amos, Recruiter, Northern New Mexico Region for NMYCA.
This is a program that we hope you will share with young people who may be struggling with school or life.   NMYCA Website  
(This is a "Best Of" radio program)


ESGR Show #048        041218  Brigadier General Thomas Bump   Hear It

BG Thomas Bump has an incredible story to tell. He is a native New Mexican, a graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute, and has a ton of awards, commendations and medals!
His story of a young New Mexico boy that made good is inspiring.

In this interview, BG Bump talks about the NM National Guard, their stance and mission in New Mexico, and has a short comment on the deployment of troops to the U.S. - Mexico border.  
Hear the Interview
BG Bump's Bio: Click Here
New Mexico National Guard   Website




ESGR Show #050R     Guest: Col. Jason Garcia, U.S. Army (Reserve) Hear It
To contact Col. Garcia at NMMI: (575) 624-8292
 Email: Click Here
 ROTC RECRUITING OPERATIONS OFFICER 

NEW MEXICO MILITARY INSTITUTE
The Army ROTC program is only as strong as its instructors. That's why we provide such highly qualified faculty and staff for Cadets. See the kind of varied and interesting experiences instructors have had that make them the best ROTC faculty and staff. (NMMI) 

 

 

 

ESGR Show #051  Guests: Cynthia Estrada, CSM Mark Vigil, NMANG,
                  and Jorge Rubio, ESGR - NM Dir. of Training 
  Hear It   



















Show #051BU Guest:Capt. Nils Stanson, Education Officer, NMANG 
Capt. Nils Stanson
 Hear the Interview

 Facebook   Website

 Careers   Join NMANG

(This week is "The Best Of")

Mission:
To supervise implementation of NGB guidance for all education, incentives, and other programs while being knowledgeable in all education programs and resources available to soldiers and airmen. Provide quality testing services and coordinate with units for unit education briefings. Assist in providing Employment and Educational opportunities and programs to National Guard Soldiers and Airmen by leveraging their military training, leadership, job skills, and education with civilian employers, schools, and other government agencies, to develop and RETAIN a high quality National Guardsmen and Airmen.    Hear It

ESGR Show #052          Guest: Adjuudant General Kenneth A. Nava,  NMANG    Hear It
(L-R  Harv Twite, Maj. Gen. Kenneth Nava, Mike Kakuska)

Maj. Gen. Nava reviews the missions of 2017-2018.
We discuss the impact of ESGR Radio around the state, and we
also discuss the outstanding mission of the New Mexico National Guard Youth Challenge Academy in Roswell. 

Bio   NMANG Website







ESGR Show #053  Guests: Marlin Wells - Wells & Assocs., Joe Martinez - Veteran's Memorial
Marlin Wells & Associates     Topics: We discuss ESGR and an employer's importance.
Phone: (575) 622-1008
Marlin Wells & Associates                               Hear the Interviews
500 North Main Street # 444
Roswell, NM 88201


  Joe Maertinez - Dir. of Veteran's Services - Dist 2-NM
  Office of Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM, D-2) las Cruces
  Las Cruces Office
 570 N Telshor Blvd            Hear the Interviews
 Las Cruces, NM 88011
 Phone: 575-522-0771


 Vandals target Veterans Memorial Park in Las Cruces
 Kva-TV  ABC-7  Report   Website Link




ESGR Show #054                               Guest:  Paul Phelps, HR Specialist    Hear It
Topics:

Experience in hiring military:
recruited skilled electrical employees - (Navy weapons mechanics)
Recruited JMO's - looking to develop them in management - wanted their leadership, drive and work ethic
Where I am at currently we have had multiple employees that are active reserve that were called up after hurricane Harvey devastated Houston last year. One is currently called up for a year in the coast guard. Another one was called up for a 2 month assignment in Germany.
I find that hiring a 22 year old out of the military - they are much more mature and focused than most 22 year olds that did not choose the military. If you ask them to be at work at a certain time - they are there and ready. People with a military background have a greater maturity, greater life experiences/exposure, understanding of reporting relationships, better communication skills, better coaching and evaluations, understanding of how to be trained and taught.

Advice for reservist to work with their employer:
1. Communicate - much easier for employers to accommodate the reserve schedule with communication. This allows planning. No employer likes surprises.
2. Provide a copy of your orders and help them understand what time off you are needing.
3. Supervisors who are civilians may not understand your requirements of being in the reserve and the way the military orders operate. Most are very willing to accommodate, but sometimes you have to explain what you are needing and translate some of the terms that are commonly used in the military. Active military people are very adept and acronyms and form #'s that do not translate well to civilians. Many civilians only perspective of the military is from TV/movies - which is not always accurate.


Transition to civilian life:
Many people transitions from active duty to reserve duty and obtaining a civilian position find certain things difficult.
The org chart in the military is worn on the uniform and in civilian life it is not as easy to recognize positions and titles. In the military you follow a strict code of following the chain of command - but in the civilian world you can walk into someone's office that is much higher on the organization chart is not uncommon - it can seem awkward.
Some find it difficult working along side other employees that are not as motivated - or that don't follow instructions
In the military you have a different ability to punish people who don't follow orders - but it is quite different in civilian life. Hard to make an employee go run for not following orders or assigning unpleasant tasks like they can in the military.


ESGR Show #055        Guest: Jorge Rubio, ESGR-NM Training Coordinator      Hear It
 

George Rubio - Citizen Soldier for Life Rep. 
George has been named ESGR - New Mexico Volunteer Training Coordinator. George travels the state
offering training to our ESGR Community Committees.

Website:  www.esgr.mil










ESGR Show #055      Guest:  Kelton Starr, Director of Education - Mescalero Tribe   Hear It
  
 Director of Education - Mescalero Tribe
 Tribal Veteran's Repreesentative
 New Mewxico Department of Veteran's Services Officer 

Kelton discusses the Veteran's Mission on The Mescalero Tribe

 Hear It








ESGR Show #056    Guest:  Maj. Paul Lauritzen, Program Specialist, NMANG  Hear It
Specialist, with the New Mexico Army National Guard, and a Program Support Specialist with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)

MAJ Paul Lauritzen Bio      Hear the Interview        Website


         





ESGR Show #057  Guest: Patty Holland-Branch, Founder CEO of  Facilities Connection Inc.
     Bio     Hear the Interview
 Patty retired in December 2017 after 32 years
as the Founder, Chairman and CEO of
Facilities Connection, Inc. The company
originally known as PZH Contract Design, Inc.
was founded in 1986 and incorporated in 1987
as a commercial interior design firm within the
El Paso, Texas and Cd. Juarez, Mexico region.

Facilities Connection, Inc. was a full-service
contract furniture dealer providing interior design,
comprehensive furniture management services, project
management, and installation. The company’s clientele
included Healthcare, General Commercial, Educational
and Training Facilities and Federal,State
and Local Government Contracts....More Hear It 



Show #058 - "The Best Of"   Guest: 
Brigadier General Andrew E. Salas    Hear It
 Brig. Gen. Andrew Salas’ tenure as the adjutant general of the New Mexico National Guard came to an end Saturday during a change of command ceremony at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque.

The Bernardo resident and Belen High School graduate served five years in the position after being appointed by New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez. He has been succeeded by Brig. Gen. Kenneth A. Nava.

“It’s been a huge honor,” Salas said. “It’s been a whirlwind. It’s bittersweet. I wished I could continue serving. I wish Gen. Nava well. I hope he will bring to completion a lot of the things we have initiated.” His 40-year military career will continue.
  Links: Bio and More:  Story   Hear It


ESGR Show#059        Guest: Tim Amos, Recruiter, NM Army National Guard   Hear It
 Youth Challenge Academy   Website
 Tim Amos - Recruiting & Mentorinhttp://www.nmyca.net/g at New Mexico
 Youth Challenge Academy, Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus.
 We discuss the New Mexico National Guard’s Youth Challenge Program’s
 partnership with ENMU-R.    NMYCA Websit
































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