DynCorp International (DI) recently nominated one of its small business partners, DA Defense Logistics, to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for the Small Business Subcontractor of the Year award. While DA Defense did not advance as a finalist in Washington D.C., the subcontractor was recognized by the SBA’s El Paso district office as the small business subcontractor of the year at the 55th Annual Small Business Week awards ceremony luncheon held in El Paso, Texas.
“DA Defense has been a solid small business partner to DI since 2012,” said Debbie Newberry, DI Small Business senior manager. “They have supported many of our DynLogistics contracts – FIRST at Ft. Bliss, Texas; WRM II at Yorktown, Virginia; EAGLE at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky; TS3 TACOM at multiple U.S. locations; and LOGCAP at Fort Irwin, California.”
DI submitted DA Defense’s nomination for the recently celebrated SBA National Small Business Week, an event to recognize the nation’s top small businesses and entrepreneurs, on April 29 through May 5.
“DA Defense is a self-lead organization that provides truly seamless support every day,” said Stephen Blake, EAGLE program manager. “Any prime contractor would be proud to have them on their team!”
The El Paso Small Business Week awards ceremony was attended by DI’s Debbie Newberry and AFCAP IV Program Manager Timothy Gahr. In addition to El Paso’s small business subcontractor of the year award, DA Defense’s President David Granado was presented a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congressman Beto O’Rourke.
“We congratulate DA Defense,” said Billy Harlin, DI Supply Chain senior director. “They are very deserving of the recognition as small business subcontractor of the year.”