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The End of an Era for DynCorp International at Camp Gibson

dyncorp 1This 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).

dyncorp 2In 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.

dyncorp 3About DynCorp International

DynCorp International is a leading global services provider offering unique, tailored solutions for an ever-changing world. Built on more than six decades of experience as a trusted partner to commercial, government and military customers, DI provides sophisticated aviation, logistics, training, intelligence and operational solutions wherever we are needed.

Reader Interactions


  1. fayiz.fayizada says

    Good morning.

    Dear Madam/Sir.

    We/American Ever Green Logistics Services Co. Ltd ‘s Management would like to have attention of senior Management of Dyncorp intl. that Di vendors or supplies supported Di for eight years in its operations. but now Di leave us in danger.

  2. Charles Oundo Abongo says

    What i can say is to thank all my bosses especially Security section,Range personnel,i really enjoyed working with the DI in Camp Gibson i wish could get another chance like that.
    Thank you

    DynCorp International.

    God Bless you.

  3. Ezekiel Rotich says

    As one of the ecp security team member i appreciate the time i had with all dyncorp personnel and the good relationship i had with all my bosses .once again thank you.

  4. James Langat says

    Thanks for giving us opportunity to work under ACAS program, it was an exciting moment to work at Camp Gibson, hope to get another program soon.

  5. Rohan Van Wees says

    Hi madam and Gents

    im currently in a absolute remote location at the moment. does anyone have the current HM or HR contacts? preferred email due to poor data and phone coverage. camp gibson is definitely my scene of place to be, especially in the camp helping and ensuring the system is in a smooth operations. i always have love this field of work, just havent done one in Afghanistan. would be a help if someone commented.

    thanks again guys.


  6. Pocho Pinto says

    i am very interesting to work again with this Company , before i was working in Afghanistan , it was very nice experience, i love it this comapny very nice salary ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

  7. Sayed Ibrahım,Alimy says

    I am glad from you and you behaved so nice with me in during my duty
    situation of Afghanistan is too much worse, I need to your help, it’s so nice to greet with you.
    I worked with you and gave me recommendation
    The embassy of America said that this guy must confirm which is you, i worked under view of you
    A billion thanks

    • Sayed Ibrahım,Alimy says

      How are you doing as well how about family and friends,hope doing well.
      I am Ibrahim son of shah sayed, I worked with Neal Manion in Dyncorp international Company as a gardener and auto wash in city si camp baharistan and Gibson Khair khana 13 years

  8. Hamid Paimani says

    I am M.Hamid Paimani. I have worked in camp Gibson for a long time for Dyncorp International. I enjoyed working in such a friendly and professional environment and still I’m doing so. I really love doing breakfast in Gibson’s DFAC after/before having TAA at camp WAK.

    Right now it is an emergency state in Gibson due to outbreak of novel Corona virus.

    We are working for a better Afghanistan!


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