DynCorp International (DI) today announced that the DI family of companies has hired nearly 10,000 veterans since it began participating in the White House Joining Forces initiative. Joining Forces celebrates its third anniversary in 2014, an initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to help connect U.S. servicemen and women, veterans and military spouses with the resources they need to find jobs at home.
In 2013, the DI family of companies hired more than 2,000 veterans and has hired more than 9,725 veterans since it has been involved with the Joining Forces campaign.
“Our veteran workforce strengthens our capability to successfully serve our customers on programs around the world,” said Steve Gaffney, chairman and chief executive officer of DynCorp International. “Their experience and dedication are true assets and we have set a goal to hire an additional 1,000 veterans in 2014.”
Even before participating in the Joining Forces program in 2011, DI has had a longstanding commitment to hiring veterans. DI partners with U.S. Military Transition Offices, supports the Service Academy Career Conferences (SACCs) and participates in U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Hiring our Heroes” employment events.
In 2014 alone, DI has already been recognized on Victory Media’s Top Military-Friendly Employers list, Military Times’s 2014 list of “Best for Vets” employers and Vetrepreneur Magazine’s best defense companies for veteran-owned businesses. For more information about the Company’s commitment to veterans, please visit the DynCorp International website.
Joining Forces is a national initiative to engage all sectors of society to give service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned. Since the first days of the Administration, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden have met with military families, learned about their successes and challenges, and made it their priority to support them.
Joining Forces creates opportunities for all Americans to step up and show their gratitude to our service members and their families. Through this effort, Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden are asking Americans to do more for those who have done so much for us. They are asking Americans to get involved in any way they can.
Primary Objectives of Joining Forces
- Bring attention to the unique needs and strength of America’s military families.
- Inspire, educate, and spark action from all sectors of society — citizens, communities, businesses, nonprofits, faith-based institutions, philanthropic organizations, and government — to ensure veterans and military families have the opportunities, resources, and support they have earned.
- Showcase the skills, experience, and dedication of America’s veterans and military spouses to strengthen our nation’s communities.
- Create greater connections between the American public and the military.