FALLS CHURCH, Va. (February 6, 2008) – GeneralAnthony C. Zinni (USMC Ret.) and General Peter G. Schoomaker (USARet.) have joined the board of managers of Global LinguistSolutions LLC (GLS).
GLS is a DynCorp International and McNeil Technologiespartnership. The U.S. Army’s Intelligence and Security Command(INSCOM) awarded GLS a contract to provide translator andinterpreter services in Iraq. The contract, with a total value of$4.6 billion over five years, was protested by the incumbent and isunder evaluation by the Army.
“The addition of Tony Zinni and Pete Schoomaker will add valuableexperience, insight, and depth as GLS prepares to execute acritical and complex contract for the United States Army in Iraq,”said Gen. (Ret.) Barry McCaffrey, chairman of the GLS board ofmanagers. “Our board complements a team of experiencedprofessionals who will be prepared to deliver this essentialservice to the Army as soon as the award is finalized.”
GLS will provide foreign-language interpretation and translationservices to the U.S. Army and other U.S. government agenciessupporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, and will embed Iraqitranslators with U.S. forces. GLS will employ up to 6,000 locallyhired translators and up to 1,000 U. S. citizens with securityclearances who are native speakers of languages spoken inIraq.
Zinni, who holds the position of executive vice president ofDynCorp International, retired from the U.S. Marine Corps inSeptember 2000 after 39 years of service. He served as thecommanding general of the First Marine Expeditionary Force from1994 to 1996, and as commander-in-chief of the U.S. Central Commandfrom 1997 to 2000. In November 2001, former Secretary of StateColin Powell appointed him senior adviser and U.S. envoy to theMiddle East.
Schoomaker is the immediate past chief of staff of the U.S. Army.He was called out of retirement to take that position, which heheld from 2003 until his second retirement in April 2007. He servedas the commanding general of the Joint Special Operations Commandfrom July 1994 to August 1996, and led the U.S. Army SpecialOperations Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., through October 1997. Priorto assuming duties as the Army’s chief of staff, he wascommander-in-chief of the U.S. Special Operations Command atMacDill Air Force Base, Florida, from November 1997 to November2000.
About DynCorp International
DynCorp International (NYSE:DCP) is a provider of specializedmission-critical services to civilian and military governmentagencies worldwide, and operates major programs in law enforcementtraining and support, security services, base operations, aviationservices, contingency operations, and logistics support.Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., DynCorp International hasapproximately 14,000 employees worldwide. For more information,visit www.dyn-intl.com.
About McNeil Technologies
McNeil Technologies, Inc. established a strong presence within theDepartment of Defense and the intelligence community through itsfour primary business centers: Intelligence and Languages,Information Management, Security, and Program Management. McNeil’sheadquarters is Springfield, Va., with additional officesthroughout the National Capital Region, across the United States,and eight overseas locations. Approximately 88 percent of its 1,300employees possess security clearances. For more information, visitwww.mcneiltech.com.