FALLS CHURCH, Va. (April 30, 2013) – DynCorp International today announced that it has hired more than 7,300 veterans as part of the White House Joining Forces initiative. Joining Forces was launched two years ago by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to help connect U.S. servicemen and women, veterans and military spouses with the resources they need to find jobs at home.
“More than 60 percent of the personnel who we have working on our programs around the world are veterans,” said Steve Gaffney, chairman and CEO of DynCorp International. “They bring a unique understanding of and appreciation for our customers’ missions, and we are proud to call so many of them our colleagues.”
In calendar year 2012, DI hired more than 4,080 veterans, exceeding the company’s Joining Forces goal of 4,000 veteran hires for the year. Mr. Gaffney, along with DI veteran employee Clint Barkley, today joined other Joining Forces partners at the White House for an event to recognize the achievements of the initiative.
DynCorp International’s commitment to veterans is not new. In the past month alone the company has received the 2013 Champions of Veteran Enterprise Award from the National Veteran Small Business Coalition; has been named to Military Times EDGE magazine’s 2013 list of “Best for Vets” employers; and has been named one of the top five best defense companies for veteran-owned businesses by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association. For more information about the company’s longstanding commitment to veterans, please see the company’s website.
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