DynCorp International has selected 26 of its employees working on the Afghanistan Ministry of Defense Program to receive the Chairman’s Valor, the highest award the company gives its personnel.
The employees were commended for their work during a terrorist attack on Camp Pinnacle in Afghanistan on July 2, 2013, the company said Monday.
“Each day, DynCorp International team members do extraordinary things to support programs around the world,” said Steve Gaffney, DynCorp International chairman and CEO.
“But on July 2, 2013, the unthinkable occurred in the form of a terrorist attack on Camp Pinnacle in Afghanistan, and 26 individuals serving on the AMDP… opened our eyes to a new definition of extraordinary,” he added.
According to Mel Booker, DynCorp International vice president of training, the group performed various acts of bravery, some engaging hostile forces to remove others from harm’s way and others working as first responders to help clear rubble, secure sensitive items and shuttle people to safety.
DI provides training and mentoring services to Afghan security forces under the AMDP contract with the U.S. Army.