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Joe Dunaway

President, Aviation

Joe Dunaway is the President of Amentum’s Aviation Business Unit. He is responsible for all aspects of the Business Segment’s profit and loss performance with an annual revenue in excess of $1.1B. Mr. Dunaway has direct management and control of all segment functions including operations, supply chain management, finance, quality assurance, human resources, contracts and business development. He is responsible for the segment growth and more than 6,900 employees positioned in numerous large organizations supporting both US and International customers around the world.

Prior to serving as the President, Mr. Dunaway served as the Senior Vice President, Corporate Operations for DynCorp International reporting to the CEO and supporting company operations in 34 countries to include direct support for the day to day activities of the two Company Business Segments; DynLogistics and DynAviation. Additionally, he served as the Chief Operating Officer for DynAviation, providing the senior executive management, oversight and strategic operational direction to 26 operational programs located in 133 locations world-wide.

Prior to joining DynCorp, Mr. Dunaway had a distinguished military career, retiring from the U.S. Army in 2013 after 28 years of active service in Army Aviation. During this time, he served in both combat and garrison environments while stationed in various locations around the world. He commanded five times and at every level through Brigade Command, to include command of the Corpus Christi Army Depot. He deployed the Army’s largest aviation battalion of 1,166 soldiers to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and as a Master Army Aviator and Test Pilot, has more than 2,400 hours in 5 different rotary wing helicopters and flew more than 131 combat missions, awarded two Bronze Stars, two Air Medals and the Combat Action Badge. His final combat deployment was with the United States Forces Iraq (USFI) serving as both the Director, Joint Logistics Operations Center (JLOC) and as the Senior Advisor to the USFI Assistant Division Commander Support for the transition of the Department of State to enduring presence. His final assignment was in the Pentagon as the Military Executive to the HON Alan F. Estevez, Principal Deputy to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Transportation and Logistics (AT&L).

Mr. Dunaway holds a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy with a Supply Chain Management Certification from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF) and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology. He is also a graduate of the Depot and Arsenal Leadership Executive Program (DALEP) from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. He is a Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt Certified Champion, with Green Belt Certification and is a certified lead auditor to the AS9100:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 standards.

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