DynCorp International’s commitment to veterans has been a consistent part of the DI culture for years. In 2013, DI has already been recognized by a number of organizations for placing a priority on hiring veterans, working with veteran-owned businesses and supporting veterans.
Year after year, DI is honored for its commitment to work with its affiliate companies not just to meet, but to far exceed, federal requirements for veteran hiring. Most recently, DI was named by U.S. Veterans Magazine (USVM) as one of the nation’s Top Veteran-Friendly Companies.
For the second year in a row, DI was included on Military Times EDGE magazine’s 2013 list of “Best for Vets” employers, which also showed DI as the company with the most veteran executives, with 63 percent. Those listed were among businesses that participated in a survey on recruiting people connected to the military; company policies related to veterans, reservists and their families; the organization’s culture; and other issues.
DI was also ranked the 11th most military-friendly employer by G. I. Jobs Magazine, the nation’s premier career guide for military job-seekers. For the sixth year in a row, DI was among companies that have made the greatest effort and have had the greatest success in hiring military veterans.
Working with Veterans
Federal agencies and prime contractors aim to provide business opportunities to veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned companies. DI far exceeds those goals each year and for the seventh year in a row, has been recognized by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) as a top company for engaging veteran-owned businesses. Also, for the second year in a row, DI earned a 2013 Champions of Veteran Enterprise Award from the National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC).
This year, DI was one of only three recipients of the U.S. Department of State Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business’s the Prime Contractor Small Business Subcontracting Award. The award recognizes companies that award the most subcontracting dollars to small businesses.
With more than 65 percent of its workforce being former military personnel, providing support to veterans with social responsibility efforts is only natural for DI team members. Recently, DI team members from Pensacola, Fla., participated in a Veterans Airlift Command flight to help transport a wounded warrior from his home in Crestview, Fla., to a rehabilitation center in Key West, Fla. DI provided the aircraft, flying time, pilot, crew and fuel to support the flight.