DynCorp International (DI) was one of several companies recently honored in Orlando, Fla. by the 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command for their support of the U.S. Army Reserves at a luncheon held March 13 at Orlando’s historic University Club. The event recognized companies in Central Florida for outstanding support especially during work absences required for deployments and Army training.
Human resources manager Nicole Evans, who attended the luncheon on behalf of DynCorp International, accepted two certificates of appreciation, one from Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, Chief, U.S. Army Reserve, and the other from Allie L. Braswell Jr., U.S. Army Reserve Ambassador to Central Florida, which stated:
“Your patriotic support is truly appreciated and is a testament to the professionalism and sacrifices rendered by our soldiers and their families on a daily basis.”
DI was nominated for this award by Capt. Eric Makepeace, of the U.S. Army Reserve, who has personally experienced the company’s support of service members in action. Makepeace is a project manager at DynCorp International supporting the State Department’s Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Air Wing program at Patrick Air Force Base. During his tours of duty, DI bridges the gap for him.
“I was away on Reserve duty for eight weeks over the last 12 months and DI supported me. They made it easy by providing the tools to stay connected while I was gone and everybody was positive,” said Makepeace.
According to the 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, “Civilian employers play a critical role in the defense of the nation and promote cooperation and understanding between reservists and their employers.”
DynCorp International Supports the Military
More than 65 percent of DI employees have served in the military. Year after year, DynCorp International is among the top companies for veterans and for veteran-owned businesses. DI’s support for those who protect and defend freedoms on active duty, in the Reserves and in the Guard reflects the DI core values – We Serve, We Care, We Empower, We Perform and We Do the Right Thing – Always.