Terry Speegle Reflects on DFC’s 10th Anniversary

It doesn’t quite feel like a decade, but this fall marked the tenth anniversary of our business operations. We are excited to celebrate this milestone both within our organization and with our clients and business partners.

When we began DFC in late 2009, we were both nervous and optimistic about creating a company that could deliver high-quality results, but with the culture, vision, and heart of a small business. Starting a business is risky, but we were lucky to begin the DFC family with 22 colleagues supporting three important VA programs. Today, we support over 20 government initiatives and have three times as many staff!

As I look back on this journey, I’m amazed at how true we have stayed to our original vision. These core components were, and continue to be, the foundation of our firm’s culture, and from Day 1 we’ve been relentless in achieving them. Our vision is to:

  1. Be recognized as among the leading Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs) for our commitment to clients, quality of service execution, exceptional and talented personnel, integrity, and results.
  2. Employ world-class business operations consistent with firms hundreds of times our size and limit non-value add activities, to create an environment where our staff can focus on client delivery with minimal distractions.
  3. Give back to the military and Veteran communities that we are so strongly personally and professionally connected to, through philanthropic events and activities

To say I’m proud of our team’s accomplishments in achieving this shared vision would be an understatement. As a young cadet at West Point, I was introduced to the words “Duty. Honor. Country.” which truly became my way of life. I’m honored by all the amazing people who have joined me now, and grateful for the commitment they make each and every day to continue this mission through Duty First.

-Terry Speegle
President, DFC