John Gastright, senior vice president of DynCorp International’s Government Relations and Communications Center of Excellence, was recently re-elected to the Professional Services Council’s (PSC) Board of Directors. He will serve a new three-year term. The PSC Board of Directors sets the direction of the association and is responsible for policy oversight.
The Professional Services Council is a trade association for federal professionals and the technical services industry. Member companies provide federal agencies with various services including information technology, engineering, logistics, facilities management, operations and maintenance, consulting, international development, scientific, social, environmental services, and more.
Before joining DI in 2008 as vice president of Government Affairs, Gastright worked with the U.S. Department of State. While there, he served as deputy assistant secretary of South and Central Asian Affairs and interagency coordinator for Afghanistan Reconstruction.
Gastright was also previously a congressional staffer in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. He served for six years in the U.S. Navy and was also a police officer in Charleston, S.C.
Gastright graduated from The Citadel and earned two Master of Arts degrees – one in National Security Studies from the U.S. Naval War College and the other in Congressional Studies from Catholic University.