Erica Dobbs, a 36 year veteran of the U.S. Navy, has experienced her fair share of the United States. As a Naval Service Officer she was stationed across the nation, including California, Hawaii, Virginia Beach, and finally, Maryland. Later, as a veteran going through the employment and hiring process, Dobbs experienced firsthand the disadvantage that veterans are faced with after service. Many are often misunderstood in the employment world, especially those dealing with symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.
After seeing this need and spending some time job searching, Dobbs realized she could make a bigger impact on the veteran community as a business owner. She immediately set to work on a business plan for Dobbs Defense Solutions, an IT company aimed at hiring veterans and placing them in the workforce.
Based in Prince George’s County, the company not only focuses on providing customer satisfaction and creating niche solutions for cybersecurity and business intelligence, but also provides a safe environment for veterans to enter the workforce. The company provides “Work and Learn” programs to help train veterans to retool and retrain themselves, giving them crucial skills to enter into employment. These programs allow members of the military to learn new skill sets, network with others, and explore opportunities to open new doors.
In addition to the multitude of services the company provides for the veteran community, Dobbs Defense also supplies IT, cybersecurity, and business intelligence services across the nation, including Alabama, Florida, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. The virtual environment the COVID-19 pandemic has created has been a wonderful growth opportunity for the company as most of its services can be offered in a digital setting. The company’s list of clients has grown to include the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the United States Navy, and is continually increasing.
Erica Dobbs and the Dobbs Defense Solutions team are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, supplying equitable employment and diversity to a community that is oftentimes overlooked in the working world.
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