This past December, the last wave of DynCorp International (DI) employees departed Camp Gibson in Kabul, Afghanistan and the camp was officially turned over to the Afghan Ministry of Interior (MOI). DI inhabited Camp Gibson for more than eight years, providing security, meals, and operations and maintenance (O&M) support for countless DI and non-DI residents.
History of Camp Gibson
DI began building Camp Gibson in 2006 and officially moved in August 1, 2007 under the Afghan Police Program (APP) within the U.S. Civilian Police (CIVPOL) contract. At this time Camp Gibson was instead known as the “500 Man Camp.” The camp was later named Camp Gibson in memory of the late Gerald Gibson, a DI employee killed in action in 2004 in Afghanistan.
In 2008, Camp Gibson was transferred from APP to the Afghanistan Civilian Advisor Support (ACAS) program. The facility served as a central hub to over 2000 DI police advisors and support personnel stationed at the various regional training centers supporting the work of the U.S. Department of State’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Bureau (INL).
In 2011, the ACAS police training advisors were transferred to the U.S. Department of Defense’s Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police (ANA/ANP) programs under the Afghanistan Ministries of Interior (MOI) and Defense (MOD). The goal of this mission was to assist the Afghanistan MOI and MOD in training their forces to assume full responsibility for their own professional police and national army presence. Despite this transfer, DI still maintained Camp Gibson through the end of 2014, providing security and life and mission support services to INL.
In 2015, the contract was transitioned again to Gibson Training Center Afghanistan (GTC-A) Security Bridge contract and Life and Mission Support (LMS) contract under INL, both of which were retained by DI.
DI’s legacy of support to the State Department at Camp Gibson came to an end on Tuesday, December 15, 2015. DI created and maintained this camp over the years and it was known as one of the top installations in Afghanistan.
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