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DynCorp International Named One of Top Five US Defense Companies for Veteran-Owned Businesses

top defense company dyncorpFor the seventh consecutive year, DynCorp International has been recognized by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) as a top company for veteran-owned businesses. Featured on the cover of the April 2013 issue of Vetrepreneur magazine, DI is listed as one of the five best defense companies that most successfully engages the nation’s three million veteran-owned businesses as suppliers.

This year’s list has been expanded and separated into two lists – honoring both the 10 best non-defense industry corporations for veteran-owned businesses and the top five defense industry companies.

“The company was founded by veterans more than 60 years ago and, today, more than 65 percent of our personnel have served in the military,” said Steve Gaffney, DynCorp International chairman and chief executive officer. “That shared sense of service, values and discipline – in both our veteran personnel and veteran-owned suppliers – helps us perform to a higher level when supporting national security and foreign policy objectives around the world.”

“These corporations that earn a spot on this exclusive list are the best in the U.S. at recognizing how well the military prepares business leaders through teaching leadership, teamwork, resolve, integrity and ingenuity,” said NaVOBA President Chris Hale. “Corporate America is eager to partner with business leaders who embody those intangibles combined with exemplary skills and the dedication needed to contribute to overall economic success. We’re delighted to highlight and honor them.”

NaVOBA unites the nation’s three million businesses owned by military veterans by providing a single voice to advocate for important issues.

DynCorp International Small Business Opportunities

DI has a long-standing tradition of utilizing vetrepreneurs as key partners in its global supply chain network. Debbie Newberry, DynCorp International senior manager, small business, comments on the recognition from NaVOBA.

“We are very proud of that,” Newberry says. “It allows us visibility in the marketplace, and particularly among veteran-owned businesses that may be a fit for becoming a supplier. It also provides us with additional avenues for outreach to veterans. The best part of my job is when DI and great small businesses are able to establish a successful partnership to support our customers’ mission.”

DI current utilizes small veteran-owned business for services and supplies including deployment services, medical services for overseas locations and supplies, and aviation spare parts.

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