McLean, Va. (November 16, 2015) – Three DynCorp International (DI) team members were killed in the November 9 shooting at the Jordan International Police Training Center (JIPTC) in Amman, Jordan.
Awni Asfar, 43, of Amman, Jordan, previously worked as an interpreter/translator at JIPTC and at King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center (KASOTC). As the support manager for DI at JIPTC, he injected much positive change and improvement in the quality of work and day-to-day life. His reputation, character, and personality flourished into many friendships and relationships that endured for years. Mr. Asfar is survived by his wife Jadeer, and children Mahmood, Akmed, Leen and Mohammad.
Lloyd “Carl” Fields, Jr., 46, of Cape Coral, Florida, began working for DynCorp International in 2006 as a police advisor in Iraq. He later worked in Afghanistan as a police advisor and embedded police mentor before working at JIPTC as a tactical mentor/advisor. Prior to his time at DI, he worked as a deputy sheriff at Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana. His absence leaves a great void and he is remembered for the daily number of smiles, laughs and positive spirit. Mr. Fields is survived by his wife, Tamara, children Trey, Brevin and Breana, and grandchild McKenzie, who he called his princess.
Conrad Vaughn Whitehorn, 37, of Johannesburg, South Africa, previously worked as a static security officer, close protection officer, and security driver for a number of companies before working for DI at JIPTC. He joined the DI team in 2008, working in advising, mentoring and training in police tactics, firearms and operations. Always seeking to improve his mental and physical skills, he leaves a legacy of professionalism, organization, honor and never leaving any detail unexplored. Mr. Whitehorn is survived by his parents Wally and Vera, an extended family of brothers and sisters, and his fiancée Elise Fawalha.
In addition to our team members, our subcontracting partner company South also had victims in the attack.
Kamal Al-Yehya, 35, of Jordan was killed. He was a translator for the mobile training team at JIPTC and his skills surpassed most. Speaking five languages, he was an invaluable member of the team, and he is described as kind and generous. His actions during the attack may have saved the life of another. Mr. Al-Yehya was a son and brother and also leaves behind a fiancée.
Ahmad Alshami, of Jordan was injured in the attack. He was shot in the shoulder, yet remained calm and was more concerned about his friends than himself. Following an extended hospital stay, he is now recovering in the comfort of his family and friends. Mr. Alshami is a translator on the mobile training team and is honored not only by his colleagues, but by His Majesty King Abdullah II.
“Our colleagues gave their lives working on a program designed to positively impact essential national security objectives in this vitally important region,” said Lou Von Thaer, chief executive officer of DynCorp International. “Our thoughts and prayers are with their families, friends and colleagues during this difficult time.”
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