DynCorp International (DI) has been recognized as a 2016 Military Friendly® Employer by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse. This will be DI’s ninth year on the list, ranking 21st out of all employers, and ranking 8th out of 23 defense employers.
“At DynCorp International we recognize the experience and dedication that veterans contribute to our business as employees, business partners and suppliers,” stated CEO Lou Von Thaer. “DynCorp International continues to partner with U.S. Military Transition Offices around the world. We also participate in U.S. Chamber of Commerce ‘Hiring our Heroes’ and other commercial employment events geared toward assisting transitioning veterans. In word and deed, DynCorp International affirms our corporate belief in the value of veteran suppliers and veteran employees every day. We offer extraordinary opportunities and challenging assignments to people who share our commitment to quality and service.”
Companies competed for the Military Friendly® title through extensive research and data-driven surveys of employers. The survey results that comprise the lists are independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media and its independent Advisory Board. Each year, participants are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of industry experts from across the country. Criteria for the survey included a benchmark score across key programs and policies such as the strength of company military recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs and company policies on National Guard and Reserve service.
“We live in an era when the value of military service in the professional world is unquestioned and unmatched,” said Chris Hale, a Navy veteran and Chairman and Co-Founder of Victory Media. “Veterans are graduates of the premier training institution in the world, but they need a consistent and predictable standard that lets them make good choices for major life decisions like where to work or where to enroll in school. The mission of Military Friendly® is to create maximum professional opportunity for them and other members of the military community.”
Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer of Victory Media and Navy Reserve veteran adds: “Those earning the 2016 Military Friendly® designation demonstrate a strong connection between classroom learning and career development. They’re moving the needle beyond ‘why recruit military’ to translating military competencies into training and positive employment after graduation.”
To view the full list, visit https://militaryfriendly.com/2016employers/.