April 24, 2012
|DynCorp International Chairman and CEO Steve Gaffney Joins Board of Directors|
Washington, D.C. – USO of Metropolitan Washington, a 501c3 organization that provides support services and programs to one of the largest military populations in the world, is proud to announce Steve Gaffney, chairman and CEO of DynCorp International as its newest board member. With more than 25 years of leadership experience in the defense industry, Gaffney was named DynCorp International’s Chief Executive Officer in August 2010. Last year, DynCorp International donated more than 1,500 iPod Touch devices for USO-Metro’s holiday program, Project USO Elf, bringing smiles to the faces of many military children and their parents.
“We’re so honored to have Steve Gaffney of DynCorp International as a member of our board of directors,” said Elaine Rogers, President and CEO of USO of Metropolitan Washington. “His knowledge and commitment to our troops is apparent by his many years of work within the military community. He will bring much to the table and we’re looking forward to having him as a member of our dedicated team.”
Board members play a critical role in enabling USO-Metro to continue providing vital programs and expeditionary services free of charge to more than 500,000 military in the Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. region all in an effort to enhance quality of life and to support the resilience of military members and their families.
“I am honored to join the USO-Metro Board of Directors,” said Gaffney. “More than 65 percent of our employees are veterans so causes that support our servicemen and women are close to our hearts; when it comes to serving those who serve, the USO has set the gold standard and it is a privilege to help support their important mission.”
Throughout the year, USO-Metro plans and executes hundreds of programs and special events through its five USO centers, four airport lounges, and local military hospitals all with the goal of elevating morale, building a sense of community and helping to ease the burdens of a transient military lifestyle. In addition, USO-Metro provides programs aimed specifically at assisting military families in hardship situations and providing emergency housing and food assistance when needed. Signature programs include Turkeys for Troops, Deployed Family Fun Day, Operation Back to School and Project USO Elf.
Gaffney joins a dedicated and diverse group of volunteers who devote their time, energy and resources to making USO-Metro the way for the local community to support our troops and their families. Located in Falls Church, Virginia, DynCorp International has teams in more than 35 countries that deliver innovative solutions for defense, diplomacy and development initiatives around the world.
About USO of Metropolitan Washington: USO-Metro is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization chartered by Congress, and dedicated to “Serving those who serve, and their families” in Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. It is through the generous financial support of individuals and organizations in the local community that USO-Metro is able to fulfill its mission. With the help of nearly 5,000 devoted volunteers, USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty troops and their families at area military hospitals; through its Mobile USO program; at five USO Centers, four USO airport lounges and through Operation USO Care Package. For more information please visit www.usometro.org or “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter by searching USO-Metro.
About DynCorp International: DynCorp International is a global government services provider working in support of U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives, delivering support solutions for defense, diplomacy and international development. DI operates major programs in logistics, platform support, contingency operations and training and mentoring to reinforce security, community stability and the rule of law. DynCorp International is headquartered in Falls Church, Va. For more information, visit our blogs.