DynCorp International IT operations manager, Rob West, is featured in the August/September 2013 issue of Diversity/Careers Magazine, dedicated to saluting veteran heroes.
West manages IT for a DI aviation program in Melbourne, Fla., including core network infrastructure in the network operations center as well as all satellite links and sites. He has been with DI since 2008 and leads a highly trained and educated team, working to balance new technology with value.
Before coming to DI, West served in the U.S. Army where he retired as a sergeant first class. He traveled throughout Europe and Asia, learning about different cultures. In his experiences, he learned the value of teamwork, leadership and selfless service.
“One of the most important things I learned is that people are the greatest asset to any organization,” says West. “During my career I have witnessed ordinary people accomplish the most extraordinary things through teamwork, perseverance and ingenuity. People are the key to any endeavor.”
Over the years, West attended the University of Maryland and Warner Southern University and will earn a bachelor’s degree this year from American InterContinental University.
DynCorp International Supports Veterans
With an employee population that counts more than 65% veterans, DI is committed to utilizing the skills and expertise they bring to its global programs. Year after year, DI is recognized for its support of veterans. Recent accolades include:
- Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers® – For the sixth year in a row, DynCorp International was selected by G.I. Jobs magazine as one of the of the nation’s Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers®. This year DI ranked number 11 on the list, up three spots from last year’s ranking.
- “Best for Vets” Employer – For the second year in a row, DynCorp International was recognized as a top veteran employer. The list – Military Times EDGE magazine’s 2013 list of “Best for Vets” employers – also shows DI as the company with the most veteran executives, with 63 percent.
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