Employee Spotlight: Doctor Makes Rounds in Helping Disadvantaged Students

Technical and Project Engineering, LLC (TAPE) employees greatly contribute to the company and our clients. Many also give back to their communities — and in the case of senior analyst David R. Doctor — their universities.

David R. DoctorOn March 8, 2018, Mr. Doctor received South Carolina State University’s (SCSU’s) 2018 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Distinguished Alumni Award. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes notable achievements and outstanding contributions to one’s university. Mr. Doctor accepted this honor during halftime at a MEAC basketball tournament game in Norfolk, Virginia. He accepted the honor alongside fellow alums from 12 other historically black colleges and universities in the conference.

Since graduating in 1974 with a degree in political science, Mr. Doctor has given significantly to the SCSU community. He served as chair of the SCSU National Alumni Association Awards Committee for nine years, and also at the 2008 SCSU National Alumni Convention. He is a distinguished member of the school’s Miller Society, which recognizes alumni who have donated over $100,000 through the SCSU Foundation. And in 2008, SCSU named Mr. Doctor Alumnus of the Year.

Mr. Doctor has also contributed significantly to TAPE’s customers. He has worked with TAPE since 2007, and at the Army’s Training Doctrine Command (TRADOC), which is currently headquartered in Fort Eustis, for 20 years. As the leader for the Institutional Training Resource Model (ITRM) team, Mr. Doctor supervises five individuals. Working together, he and his team identify operating tempo (OPTEMPO) funding and equipment life cycle data needed to develop and cost institutional training requirements. In addition, Mr. Doctor is the lead on the Course Level Training Model, which inputs the direct OPTEMPO requirements into ITRM for the entire Army.

Between graduating SCSU and starting contractor work at TRADOC, Mr. Doctor served for 22 years in the Army. Retiring at the rank of lieutenant colonel, he held numerous key command and staff positions, and received many meritorious honors.

“In my Army and contractor career, I have won many awards for helping the less fortunate. This help includes financially supporting students with the ambition and ability, but not the funds, to attend college,” Mr. Doctor said. “The awards really don’t matter—what matters is knowing I have made life better for someone. I live by the credo, ‘to whom much is given, much is expected.’”

“I believe in hiring truly amazing people,” TAPE President and CEO Louisa Long Jaffe stated. “David has generously given to SCSU and to our nation as both a soldier and contractor. I am proud and privileged to have him as part of Team TAPE.”

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