DynCorp Adds 7K Vets Under WH Veteran Jobs Initiative; Steve Gaffney Comments

Steve Gaffney
Steve Gaffney

DynCorp International has hired more than 7,300 veterans as part of a White house initiative aiming to help returning U.S. soldiers, veterans and military spouses acquire resources to find civilian jobs.

The company hired more than 4,080 veterans calendar year 2012 and exceeded its goal of hiring 4,000 veterans during the year under the White House’s Joining Forces initiative, DynCorp said Tuesday.

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden launched Joining Forces in 2011.

“More than 60 percent of the personnel who we have working on our programs around the world are veterans,” said Steve Gaffney, DynCorp chairman and CEO.

“They bring a unique understanding of and appreciation for our customers’ missions, and we are proud to call so many of them our colleagues,” he said.

Gaffney and Clint Barkley, a veteran hire at DynCorp, attended a White House event Tuesday to recognize achievements of the Joining Forces program.

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