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DynCorp International HR Director, Dan Huff, Honored at Congressional Veteran’s Commendation Ceremony

Dan HuffDynCorp International’s Dan Huff, director of human resources for the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP), was recognized on December 14, 2013, at the Congressional Veteran’s Commendation Ceremony in Plano, Texas.

In his current role, Huff supports HR teams in Texas and Afghanistan as a key business partner. He works closely with LOGCAP leadership team on operational issues and manages employee relations.  Huff spent two years in Kandahar, Afghanistan, as the lead in-country human resources point of contact, giving him unique experiential knowledge of the program’s diverse HR requirements.

He and others were recognized by Congressman Sam Johnson who will be presenting the award.

“It is an honor to be recognized by fellow veterans and a time to reflect on the sacrifices of those who answered the call of duty for their country and their families,” commented Huff.

A Leader in the Human Resources Field

Before coming to DI in 2010, Huff served as the senior enlisted leader sergeant major for the 8th Marine Corps Recruiting District. There he worked with civilian and military personnel to ensure human resource requirements were met, creating guidelines for position descriptions, conducting interviews, coordinating performance evaluations, training recruiters and office managers and advising on personnel, administrative, legal, promotion and payroll issues.

Huff has worked in several human resource roles within the U.S. Marines and has served overseas in Korea, Okinawa, the Philippines, Thailand and Iraq. During his service, he earned a Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with V, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendations Medal with one Gold Star, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with three Gold Stars and Combat Action Ribbon.

The Congressional Veteran Commendation

The Congressional Veteran Commendation is a program created to recognize the wartime sacrifices and peacetime community involvement of North Texas’ hometown heroes.

The CVC, in conjunction with the Veterans History Project sponsored by the Library of Congress, is a nomination-based program designed to formally honor the distinguished veterans of Texas’ Third District and to preserve their stories for future generations of Americans.

“As we commemorate our many freedoms, it’s important to thank those who have sacrificed so much to give these words life. The CVC gives us an opportunity to do just that by honoring brave men and women across our community for their selfless service to our country,” said Johnson.

In order to be considered for the prestigious award, veterans must currently reside in the Third Congressional District.  Nominees must have served as active duty military personnel or been reservists called to active duty.  They also must be retired or honorably discharged from a branch of the United States Armed Forces. CVC recipients are selected by a board and are publicly honored during a special ceremony in early December.

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