DynCorp International’s John Dillenbeck is featured in an article in G.I. Jobs magazine where he describes his transition from the military to a corporate role.
Dillenbeck supports DI’s Intelligence Training and Solutions business area, where he uses his experience in the military daily, focusing on commercial and government clients that require training in the intelligence field. His background as a counter-intelligence specialist in the U.S. Marine Corps is a valuable asset in putting together business proposals as well as consulting current customers.
Dillenbeck enlisted in the Marines in 1994, where he served for 15 years in counter-intelligence work. He supported Special Forces units all over the world as a gunnery sergeant.
Transitioning to DynCorp International
When he left the Marines, Dillenbeck networked with friends and colleagues, knowing he wanted to continue working in the intelligence field. A former supervisor worked at DynCorp International and encouraged him to apply to a contract position. He was soon hired and worked on a contract basis until 2011 on several client projects before moving his current role.
When he found out about the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program, he decided to take advantage and become certified in business development proposal management by Shipley Associates. He will complete his Shipley training this year.
“This training helped me transition into my current business development position with DI,” Dillenbeck says. “When I told my supervisors that I wanted to take the Shipley classes, they were very supportive and saw this would make me a more valuable employee.
“I encourage veterans to take advantage of the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program,” he continued. “Too many veterans think they have to follow a civilian version of their military careers and do the same thing. But with all the educational benefits available, veterans can go to school or pursue other professional fields that interest them.”
Veterans at DynCorp International
Dillenbeck suggests that all veterans making the transition from the military identify what kind of job will truly make them happy and to take advantage for the educational benefits they have earned. When asked what he enjoys most about his job, he says that DI, “truly invests in its employees. They were very supportive when I said I wanted to get proposal management training from Shipley Associates.”
Veterans make up more than 60 percent of DI’s total workforce. For information on open opportunities, visit the DynCorp International careers site.