Ameren Missouri of St. Louis, Missouri is a finalist for the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The Freedom Award is the DoD’s highest recognition given to employers for exceptional support of their employees serving in the Guard and Reserve. Ameren Missouri is one of only 30 finalists selected from 4,049 nominations received earlier this year from Guard and Reserve service members or their families. Ameren Missouri was nominated by an employee serving in the Air National Guard. Employers named as finalists for the Freedom Award stand out for the formal and informal initiatives they put in place for Guard and Reserve employees and their families. Ameren Missouri has almost 600 vets in its 9500 members workforce.