In an extraordinary sample of retention, employees on the War Reserve Material (WRM) program in Thumrait, Oman, cumulatively encompass 1,290 years of experience in a single photo.
In August 2015, Donald Sykes, WRM site manager, presented 15-year service awards to an unprecedented number of recipients.
“I had a total of 85 15-year service awards to distribute at the ceremony,” said Sykes. “What’s also outstanding is the current award recipients do not include the other site personnel with over ten years’ service that have previously received awards. On WRM at Thumrait, Oman, out of 313 employees, 181 have been here over ten years, and another 41 have been here more than five years.”
87 awards were presented: 85 15-year awards, one 10-year award, and one 5-year award for a total of 1,290 years.
DynCorp International’s customer, the U.S. Air Forces Central Command, was amazed by this level of retention.
“These are really impressive statistics,” said Bruno Eddy, WRM program director. Randy Bockenstedt, DynLogistics senior vice president, also stated, “The excellent retention on the WRM team strongly supports the message that people want to work for DI as an ongoing career.”
DynCorp International (DI) has supported the War Reserve Materiel (WRM) program since 2000. On the WRM program, DI is responsible for pre-positioned Air Force assets in the Arabian Gulf by maintaining, repairing, storing, and shipping items such as expeditionary sets, vehicles, fuel-related equipment, generators, medical materials, munitions and aerospace ground equipment.