JP Morgan Chase Nyack is one of the 3,236 employers nominated by National Guard and Reserve service members for the 2012 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.
This year, 133 large and small businesses as well as public sector employers from New York were nominated for the award.
Each year, 15 employers across the nation receive the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor given by the U.S. government to employers for providing exceptional support to their guard and reserve employees.
Freedom Award recipients go beyond what is required by law. Last year’s recipients were nominated for actions including driving a deployed employee’s children to school, replacing a deployed military employee’s broken family refrigerator, and working overtime to cover a service member’s shifts so he or she could take part in military training.