DynCorp International’s Christopher Rommel Umanzor generously donated his free time to assist the Comayagua Police Department’s Command Center in Honduras to assist with command center rescue response during high traffic holiday travel periods in March.
Honduran citizens in the Department of Comayagua are known for heavy road travel around the week of Easter, often resulting in an increase in motor vehicle accidents and roadside motorists needing assistance. Umanzor, a refrigeration technician working in the Facilities Engineering Division at Soto Cano Air Base, volunteered to serve as a rescue operator during his time off to help augment the local police department’s efforts.
Over a span of five days, Umanzor worked more than 40 hours with other volunteers in conjunction with the local fire department and the Red Cross to provide assistance and safety services to Comayagua citizens on 90-mile stretch of road. His leadership skills, rescue operations knowledge and English language proficiency gained him the position of liaison officer at the Police Department’s Command Center.
“Umanzor demonstrated his commitment to DI’s core values by volunteering during his time off, especially when the heat and outside conditions are severe in this region of Honduras,” said Arturo Buxó, DynCorp International project manager, Soto Cano Air Base. “The rescue work he performed reflects his dedication to helping the local community in Comayagua.”
DynCorp International in Honduras
DynCorp International was awarded a contract with the U.S. Army to provide base operation support services at Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras in December 2012.
DI provides support services for Joint Task Force Bravo including engineering services, laundry services, supply support activity, morale, welfare & recreation (MWR), equipment maintenance, full food service, Class I operations subsistence (TISA), ground transportation, air transportation, security, and petroleum, oil & lubricant services (POL). Joint Task Force Bravo is one of two task forces under United States Southern Command; it operates a forward, all-weather day/night C-5-capable air base.