Several DynCorp International team members working in support of the Afghan Ministry of Interior and Afghan National Police Program (AMDP) were recently honored for their heroic efforts during an insurgent attack in Kabul in which three DI employees were killed.
The Chairman’s Valor Award – the highest recognition given by DI – was presented to 14 team members who worked at Camp Pinnacle when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (IED) detonated on July 2, 2013, breaching a camp wall. The medal reflects the DI core values: we serve, we care, we empower, we perform, and we do the right thing.
DynCorp International AMDP program leadership recognized the following team members at a special ceremony with fellow team members and U.S. Military police advisors in attendance.
- Manolo Casas, Afghan National Civil Order Police institutional trainer, Afghan Public Protection Force
- Gregg Chaffer, Afghan National Civil Order Police institutional trainer, Afghan Public Protection Force
- Sorin Chirila, Personnel and Transport Security senior member
- Chris Christensen, Private security detail team member
- Razvan Ciociu, Personnel and Transport Security senior member
- Guy Cordle, Training coordinator supervisor
- David Damrell, Personnel and Transport Security supervisor
- Branko Dzomlija, Tactical Operations Center specialist
- Stan Fudor, Training coordinator
- Davion Hart, Afghan National Civil Order Police institutional trainer, Afghan Public Protection Force
- Johnny Jett, Personnel and Transport security supervisor
- Georges Perez, Personnel and Transport Security senior member
- Rob Rahn, Embedded police mentor lead
- Zoran Trajkov, Personnel and Transport Security senior member
“It is to recognize those moments of extraordinary human kindness and courage that we gather today. While there will be many acts that haven’t been catalogued and may never be formally recognized, today we recognize a few individuals who put themselves in harm’s way to protect others,” said Dave Hill, DynCorp International employee relations manager.
“Our civilian police programs around the world support international peacekeeping operations, and help train and mentor police forces in countries emerging from conflict. Their presence promotes peace and stability and their efforts to develop modern, democratic local police forces help establish the rule of law and support good governance,” commented Greg Ferguson, DynCorp International deputy program manager for institutional trainers and embedded mentors. “It becomes an act of selfless sacrifice, one of the most personally rewarding and satisfying experiences of their lives. These thirteen individuals – and brave personnel like them – are key to the success of those missions.”
DynCorp International and the AMDP Program
Under the AMDP contract with the U.S. Army, DI assists the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (NTM-A/CSTC-A) by providing training and mentoring services for the Afghanistan Ministry of Interior and Afghan National Police.