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Dieren recognized with Patriot Award

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Curt Dieren was recognized on April 17, 2023 as a Patriot Employer by the Iowa and National Committee for “Employer Support of the Guard And Reserve” (ESGR). Curt was nominated by Lucas Larson, who noted in his application, “My supervisor supports my military service and has never spoken a discouraging word about my time away for the job.” Pictured are Lucas Larson, Curt Dieren and Jack Hanson, representing the ESGR committee. Congratulations, Curt!


More about the award: The first in ESGR’s series of awards is the Patriot Award. An employee serving in the National Guard or Reserve, or the spouse of a Guard or Reserve member, may nominate individual supervisors and bosses for support provided directly to the nominating Service member and his or her family. The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families, and granting leaves of absence if needed. For more information on the award, visit