Dakota Security Systems, Inc. Honored by Department of Defense for Extraordinary Support of Employees Who Serve in the Iowa National Guard and Reserve

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Ankeny, IA (Feb 8, 2013) – The Iowa Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense, announced today that Scott Swansen Iowa Regional Vice President of Dakota Security Systems was honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employees who serve in the Iowa National Guard and Reserve.

According to Dick Rue, Iowa ESGR State Chair, “The Patriotic Employer Award was created by the ESGR to publically recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation’s call to serve.  Scott Swansen Iowa Regional Vice President was nominated for being highly supportive of the National Guard by his reserve component employee.  Supportive supervisors are critical in maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s National Guard and Reserve units.”

This award was nominated by CPT William D. Speicher, Dakota Security Systems Operations Manager, who stated “Mr. Swansen has been extremely supportive of my service and the service of our employees.  This is evident when you look at the employees of Dakota Security and realize that we have drilling members of the Iowa National Guard, military veterans and military spouses employed within our company which totals 11 out of 28 employees.  Mr. Swansen realizes the intrinsic value that military veterans bring to the workforce and not only supports me in my efforts to find promising new employees from these ranks, but encourages me in doing so.  Because of his recognition and appreciation of these traits, Mr. Swansen has encouraged me to be featured in two different publications telling my story and how Dakota Security supports military members and veterans.  I am truly thankful for Mr. Swansen’s faith and commitment to my service and the service of our employees.”

As the 1.3 million members of the National Guard and Reserve continue to perform an increasing number of unique missions with America’s borders and beyond, ESGR will continue to be the resources for the employers of citizen warriors.  ESGR provides education, consultation, and if necessary mediation for employers of Guard and Reserve employees.  More information about ESGR Employer Outreach Programs and volunteer opportunities is available at www.esgr.mil, or by calling (800) 294-6607, Ext 2757, 2742, or 4192.

Iowa Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

7105 NW 70th Ave.

Johnston, IA 50131

(800) 294-6607



Dakota Security Systems, Inc. helps companies to protect their people and property.  Our goal is to create a safer and more secure environment for your customers and employees.  Our solutions help to limit theft, assault, unauthorized entry and fraudulent legal claims.  We can help even if you have a limited budget.

Dakota Security Systems, Inc.

201 SE Shurfine Dr. #3

Ankeny, IA 50021

(877) 990-9430


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