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DynCorp International Honors Ratu “Arthur” Rayawa with Chairman’s Purple Star Award

Ratu Aca -Arthur- Rayawa Award Hero IMG_2055DynCorp International (DI) team member Ratu Rayawa, known as “Arthur,” was recently recognized with the Chairman’s Purple Star Award for his accomplishments, contributions and sacrifices while serving in support of a DI program. Rayawa was one of several DI personnel injured in a terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 22, 2014.

Recognizing Sacrifice and Service

The DynCorp International Chairman’s Purple Star Award is one of the highest honors the company can bestow on an employee. It was created to honor those who make extraordinary sacrifices while serving DI’s customers around the world and the medal reflects the Company’s core values: We Serve, We Care, We Empower, We Perform, And We Do The Right Thing.

“Our dedicated personnel serve on the front lines alongside our customers, all for one purpose: a better tomorrow,” commented Michael Warren, vice president of DI’s Employee Assistance Program.

The award was presented at Greenslopes Private Hospital in Queensland, Australia. Rayawa was joined at the ceremony by his wife and children, a former platoon mate from the Fijian Military Forces, as well as several Greenslopes Private Hospital personnel.

Serving for a Better Tomorrow

Rayawa joined DI in 2008 after serving in the Republic of Fiji Military Forces for 20 years. While serving with DI in Afghanistan, he supported the U.S. Department of State’s (DoS) Afghanistan Civilian Advisory Support (ACAS) program.

Under the Department’s Civilian Police (CIVPOL) contract with DoS’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), ACAS assists the U.S. State Department to meet the goals of increasing Afghanistan’s overall capability to strengthen rule of law and combat the illicit drug trade. DI also provides support services for advisors, mentors and trainers in the areas of rule of law and counternarcotics, including life and mission support.

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  1. Everald Allen says

    We all knew him as Ratu in Baghdad . He always wanted to give you his last no matter what it was, A very hard worker and a very strong person both inside and out. I am so sorry that he was hurt but thank God he is alive to live with his wife and kids. Thank you for sharing this …

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