IRVING, TEXAS (May 8, 2006) – Rudy Mesa, ofMaxwell, Texas, an international police liaison officer working forDynCorp International in Iraq, was killed today near Rustamiyah,Iraq, when the U.S. military convoy in which he was riding wasstruck by an improvised explosive device (IED).
Mr. Mesa was based in Rustamiyah, near Baghdad, and assigned tothe Civilian Police Advisory Training Team (CPATT), the componentof the U.S. military Multinational Security Transition Command -Iraq (MNSTC-I) responsible for the U.S.-led effort to train andequip the 135,000-member Iraqi police service. DynCorpInternational recruits, trains, equips, and supports the 500-memberU.S. contingent of trainers through a contract with the U.S.Department of State.
One U.S. soldier was killed in the attack and three U.S.soldiers were wounded.
Mr. Mesa, 56, had worked for DynCorp International in Iraq sinceMarch 31. He had been a law-enforcement officer with the San Marcos(Texas) Police Department for eleven years. He was a Vietnamveteran who served in the U.S. Army from 1967-1970 and1974-1992.
CEO Stephen J. Cannon said, “Rudy Mesa was a courageous man whodedicated himself to bringing democracy and stability to Iraq. Weare deeply saddened by this tragedy, and our thoughts and prayersare with his family.”
About DynCorp International
DynCorp International is a technology, professional services, andproject-management company serving governments, corporations, andinternational organizations worldwide. Headquartered in Irving,Texas, it has more than 14,000 employees in some 35 countries. Ithad revenues of nearly $2 billion in the fiscal year ending March31, 2005.