How long have you worked for current employer, or even your previous employer? It’s hard to surpass 35 years, which is the award given to a DynCorp International (DI) employee last month.
Don Root, currently a Modification Work Orders (MWO) Road Team lead on the Regional Aviation Support Management – West (RASM-W) Army Field Maintenance (AFM) program at Fort Hood, Texas, received a service award last month for 35 years of employment with DynCorp International. In attendance was Dianne Walker, SVP HR, Billy “Bubba” White, AFM director, Merle Woosley, RASM-W AFM program manager, Shawn Dooley, AFM Fort Hood Operations manager, Marcus Rodriguez, AFM Fort Hood MWO manager and Keith Hanson, AFM Fort Hood site manager.
“Don and I started with DI around the same time back when it was Dynalectron – Don at Fort Campbell and me at Fort Hood,” said Merle Woosley, RASM-W AFM program manager. “We finally met around 30 years later when he came to Texas as my deputy site manager and took over as site manager less than a year later. Don has worn several hats in support of RASM-W and is an outstanding professional in all he performs.”
Don has served in more than 20 locations with DI in various capacities, including but not limited to program manager for the Kadena Contract Field Team (CFT) program in Japan, aircraft technician in Korea, many years at Fort Campbell in Kentucky, and positions in Germany, Saudi Arabia and Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Michigan. Don is an avid participant in off-road buggy and boat building, and anything involving an over-powered vehicle and speed.
“Don was always one of the veterans we admired in the business and was an inspiration for us to grow within the Company,” said Bubba White, AFM director.
“In our many years of numerous evolutions of DynCorp International, Don Root has been an unwavering constant,” said Dianne Walker, HR senior vice president. “The continuous level of commitment and dedication that he has demonstrated in each of his leadership roles has helped contribute to the success the Company enjoys today. It has been my absolute pleasure to work with Don, and I look forward to working together in the years ahead.”