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DynCorp International Aviation Group Celebrates Career of Columbus Support Division Program Director, David Rose

DynCorp International’s Aviation Group celebrated the career of David Rose, program director, Columbus Support Division (CSD), with a team picnic at Columbus Air Force Base (AFB). Rose will retire in January 2013 after 18 years as a DI team member.

Rose began his career with DI as the CSD fabrication branch manager in 1989. He was later chosen as the director of maintenance (DOM) in 2001 and took over as the division manager (DM) in 2009.

During his tenure as DOM and DM, through his leadership the CSD team excelled in customer satisfaction, strength and contract performance.

“David has demonstrated to all of us what ‘right’ looks like.  His positive leadership style has been infectious among the CSD team and has led to a positive working relationship with our valued customer.  I will miss him both personally and professionally.  We all wish David the best that life has to offer and we thank him for making a difference at DI and for being a model leader who truly exemplifies our core values,” said Jim Myles, group vice president, Aviation, DynCorp International. “Fortunately for our customer and DI, our luck continues as David’s successor, Craig O’Neal, possesses the skill set necessary to continue David’s legacy of superb leadership.”

In his current role, Rose serves as the on-site manager and leads an aircraft management staff of 500 personnel to perform aircraft maintenance on more than 220 aircraft, assigned support equipment, and facilities. He interfaces daily with the 14th Flying Training Wing leadership to support their mission.

Rose utilized 26 years of aircraft maintenance experience with the U.S. Air Force, where he served as a field maintenance superintendent.

Columbus Support Division

DynCorp International provides organizational and intermediate level aircraft maintenance support and logistics services for the U.S. Air Force, Air Education and Training Command (AETC), and the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus AFB, Mississippi. The aircraft supported for AETC at Columbus AFB, include T-38Cs, T-1As, and T-37Bs used for the Air Force Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training (SUPT) program. Additional support includes base level Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory (PMEL) operation, AETC Centralized Corrosion Control Center  and J-85 engine regionalization repair/overhaul activity.

Reader Interactions


  1. Chuck Lackey says

    I would love to contact David. He was a good friend and supervisor to me when we were in the Air Force. I would often babysit his 2 boys.
    best regards
    Chuck Lackey

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