DynCorp International program site manager, Abdel Wahab, was recently honored by the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) with the Knight of the Honorable Order of Saint Michael designation for his support of Army aviation.
The Order of Saint Michael recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to the promotion of Army Aviation and stand out in the eyes of the recipient’s seniors, subordinates and peers. The individuals must also demonstrate the highest standards of integrity and moral character, display an outstanding degree of professional competence and the serve the U.S. Army Aviation community with distinction.
“The DI team truly appreciates Abdel’s commitment to service, and this award is further recognition of his outstanding efforts,” said Ted Seel, EPSS program manager, DynCorp International.
DynCorp International vice president, base operations and support services, Randall Bockenstedt, commented, “We are proud to have Abdel receive an award reflecting his excellent service and look forward to continued outstanding results in Egypt.”
Egypt Personnel Support Services (EPSS) Program
Wahab works in support of the U.S Air Force Egypt Personnel Support Services (EPSS) program at Abu Hammad Egyptian Air Base. As part of the EPSS program, DI team members provide personnel support services including housing management, facility and equipment management, vehicle maintenance, transportation management, communications and information technology, custodial/grounds services, recreation services; dining facilities, security, fire, mail, customs clearance, program management and administration.
Order of Saint Michael
Established in 1990 as a joint venture between the AAAA and the U.S. Army Aviation Center (USAAVNC), the Order of Saint Michael recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to the promotion of Army Aviation. The Order of St. Michael is designed as primarily an Army Aviation specific award, thus the AAAA established the Honorary Knight of the Order of St. Michael in 2010 for civilians who work diligently to promote the success of Army Aviation including its mission, the profession overall and its community.
The honor is based on the legend of Saint Michael defeating the dragon and exemplifying the bravery and gallantry associated with the aviation soldier and the boldness and swiftness of aviation on the battlefield.
The Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA)
The Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) was formed in early 1957 by a small group of senior aviation officers in the active Army, the Reserve Forces of the U.S. Army, and Industry. Today, it has more than 14,700 members and more than 66 chapters worldwide.