DynCorp International senior contracts administrator, Tracy Foster, was recently featured in Search & Employ Magazine, a publication of RecruitMilitary. Foster, a 24-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, currently supports DI’s War Reserve Materiel (WRM) program at the Yorktown, Va., Program Management Office.
In the article, Foster describes her journey from the military to her civilian career. She retired from the Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant and served as a contracting squadron superintendent, gaining valuable experience for her transition to DI.
At DI, Foster assists in proposal pricing model development, cost input, proposal preparation, contract administration functions, field personnel coordination and with contract negotiations. She joined the Company in early 2014 and hopes to soon earn her Project Manager Certification as well as Lean Six Sigma certification.
From Military to Civilian
When asked if she could give any advice to those transitioning from the military to a civilian career, Foster commented, “Always put forward your absolute best effort into anything you want to achieve and you will be successful. Continued education is a must – military members should maximize use of tuition assistance, so when leaving the military you have the highest level of education possible. Never underestimate how important your military training is, whether it’s technical, leadership, or quality type training, civilian employers value those skills.”
“Everything I learned in the military helps me with my new job,” she said. “I spent 24 years striving to improve my technical knowledge, computer abilities, leadership and teamwork skills. All the training, education and life skills I gained while in the Air Force helped me make a smooth transition to DynCorp International.”
DI’s Commitment to Veterans
“DynCorp International is a great place for veterans to work because the culture is one of professionalism and integrity,” Foster said. “DynCorp International has a Code of Ethics and Business Conduct to help guide behaviors and business practices. These company values remind me of the Air Force’s Core Values and I am glad to be working for a company that places emphasis on these high standards. Additionally, DynCorp International recognizes the proven valuable skills former military members bring to the company.”
DI partners with U.S. Military Transition Offices, supports the Service Academy Career Conferences (SACCs) and participates in U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Hiring our Heroes” employment events, as a part of the Company’s commitment to hiring veterans. Veterans support DI customers on programs around the world. For information on open opportunities for veterans and non-veterans alike, visit the DynCorp International careers site.