Nyemaster Goode P.C. will be honored with the 2012 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

The firm is one of 15 employers and the only law firm nationwide to receive this year's award. Maj. Kristina Stanger, a member of the firm's litigation department, and her husband, Staff Sgt. Doug Stanger, both Iowa National Guard service members, nominated Nyemaster Goode. 

The Freedom Award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. government to employers for their support of their employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.

The award was created in 1996 to publicly recognize employers who provide exceptional support to their Guard and Reserve employees, and it is the highest in a series of employer recognition awards given by the Department of Defense