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DynCorp International Earns Fourth Consecutive Champions of Veteran Enterprise Award

VETS2015LogoFULLWhiteDynCorp International (DI) has earned a 2015 Champions of Veteran Enterprise Award from the National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC).

Large business prime contractors, which as a corporation, or a major division or operating unit, achieve the 3 percent goal for subcontract awards to service disabled veteran-owned small businesses, and corporations and major divisions or operating units which achieve the 8 percent subcontracting goal with veteran-owned small businesses are recognized with this prestigious honor.

“Our Supply Chain team relies on the expertise of veteran-owned businesses to support our global objectives as they know our customers’ needs firsthand,” said Mark Mirelez, DynCorp International vice president, Supply Chain Management.

In fiscal year 2014, DI awarded 14.7 percent of its total spend to veteran-owned small businesses and 3.3 percent to service disabled veteran-owned small business, exceeding congressionally mandated goals. The award will be presented during the Champions of Veteran Enterprise Awards luncheon at the 2015 Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium (VETS), taking place June 9-11, 2015, in Norfolk, Virginia.

DI personnel will also be on hand at the event’s one-on-one matchmaking session to meet with veteran-owned and service disabled veteran-owned small businesses.

“Our team takes pride in working with veteran-owned businesses,” said Debbie Newberry, DynCorp International senior manager, Small Business. “We find partnering with these suppliers benefits our company as the qualities and training these business owners attained while serving our country transition well into the important work we do every day to support our customers.”

About the National Veteran Small Business Coalition

The National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC) is a nation-wide not for profit trade association promoting the use of veteran and service disabled veteran owned small businesses in Federal contracting as prime and subcontractors.

Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium

The National Veteran Small Business Coalitions created VETS to help organizations accomplish their small business goals. The conference provides attendees with valuable information on the Federal acquisition process – from the government perspective as well as from successful veteran small business owners. VETS connects thriving veteran business owners with emerging veteran entrepreneurs to expose the knowledge needed to acquire government contracts and teaming opportunities.

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