DynCorp International (DI) recently recognized two team members injured in separate attacks in Afghanistan at a special ceremony on January 31, 2015. Phillip Smith of McDonough, Ga., was recognized with a Chairman’s Purple Star Award and John Spahalski of Lake City, Fla., was recognized with a Chairman’s Valor Award. Both were working as embedded police mentors in support of the Afghan Ministry of Interior Afghan Ministry of Defense Program (AMDP).
DynCorp International Chairman’s Awards
The DynCorp International Chairman’s Purple Star Award was created to honor those who make extraordinary sacrifices while serving DI’s customers around the world and the medal reflects the Company’s core values: We Serve, We Care, We Empower, We Perform, And We Do The Right Thing.
The DynCorp International Chairman’s Valor Award is presented to those who have exemplified bravery and heroism in the execution of their responsibilities and recognizes those who voluntarily risk their lives to save or attempt to save the life of another person, or who voluntarily make sacrifices in a heroic manner for the benefit of others.
Under the AMDP contract with the U.S. Army, DI assisted the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (NTM-A/CSTC-A) by providing training and mentoring services for the Afghanistan Ministry of Interior and Afghan National Police.
“The people who work on these programs – people like Phillip Smith and John Spahalski – have a simple motivation: a genuine desire to make a difference in the world,” said Richard McEvoy, DynCorp International senior program director.