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November 09 (New York, NY) – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, this week announced that Mr. David Owen, Chief Administrative Officer, JPMorgan Chase & Co., signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve. Owen signed the pledge in at the JPMorgan Chase & Co. corporate offices at a Celebration of Service for the company’s National Guard and Reserve employees. He was joined by Mr. Alex Baird, ESGR Executive Director.

By signing The Statement of Support JPMorgan Chase has joined other employers in pledging:

  • We fully recognize, honor and comply with the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA).
  • Our managers and supervisors will have the tools they need to effectively manage those employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.
  • We appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills service members bring to the workforce and will encourage opportunities to hire Guardsmen, Reservists and Veterans.
  • We will continually recognize and support our country’s service members and their families in peace, in crises and in war.

“Today supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units. The ESGR Statement of Support program is the cornerstone of ESGR’s efforts to gain and maintain employer support. The intent of this program is to increase employer support by encouraging participating employers to act as advocates for employee participation in the military,” said Baird. “JPMorgan Chase is setting a high standard for all financial institutions to follow by providing above and beyond support of the nation’s veterans, many of whom currently serve in the National Guard and Reserve.”

“We have hundreds of Guard and Reserve employees across the U.S. who work hard to balance their responsibilities to their customers and their colleagues with an unwavering commitment to country,” said JPMorgan Chase Chief Administrative Officer David Owen. “Our commitment is to them and their continued success at our company. And it’s deeper than ink and paper – it’s all of us coming together as representatives of the hundreds of thousands of people who make up JPMorgan Chase and demonstrating our resolve to support our colleagues who still wear the uniform.”

About JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.5 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at

JPMorgan Chase has supported our veterans since before World War I. The Military and Veterans Affairs program, celebrating its fifth anniversary, works closely with the company’s business and consumer facing facets and with non-profit and government partners to ensure that servicemembers and veterans and their families have access to resources including products and services, employment opportunities, small business networking, and financial capability and support. Since the program started in 2011, JPMorgan Chase has hired nearly 11,000 veterans and facilitated 350,000 veteran hires through the Veteran Jobs Mission coalition; gifted more than 880 mortgage-free homes to military families in need; helped 5,600 veterans and military spouses complete 7,600 career certifications through Veterans Career Transition Program at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, which was co-founded and is supported by JPMorgan Chase and Syracuse University.

About ESGR
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense agency established in 1972 to develop and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service. ESGR advocates relevant initiatives, recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of applicable laws, and resolves conflict between service members and employers. Paramount to ESGR's mission is encouraging the employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce.

More information about ESGR Employer Outreach initiatives and volunteer opportunities is available at or by contacting Tom Bullock, 571-372-0709 or by email at