DynCorp International Security Supervisor Killed in Baghdad
FALLS CHURCH, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Glen Joyce, 40, of Helderkruin, Roodepoort, South Africa, was killed February 15th in Iraq in a mortar attack. One other DynCorp International employee and four Iraqis were injured in the same attack, which occurred in Baghdad at approximately 6:30 a.m. local time.
“Glen Joyce was a thorough professional, and in his time in Iraq, he safeguarded hundreds of people who are dedicated to establishing a professional police force for the Iraqi people. My deepest sympathy goes to his family on behalf of all of the people in our company.”
As a security supervisor, Mr. Joyce provided security for administrative-support personnel for DynCorp International’s contingent assigned to the Civilian Police Advisory Training Team, the component of the U.S. military Multinational Security Transition Command – Iraq responsible for the U.S.-led effort to train and equip the 135,000-member Iraqi police service. DynCorp International is responsible for recruiting, training, equipping, and supporting the 700-member U.S. contingent of trainers through a contract with the U.S. Department of State.
Mr. Joyce had worked with DynCorp International as a security supervisor since October 2004. Previously, Mr. Joyce spent eight years with the South African Defense Force.
“We are greatly saddened by this tragic loss,” said DynCorp International CEO Herbert J. Lanese. “Glen Joyce was a thorough professional, and in his time in Iraq, he safeguarded hundreds of people who are dedicated to establishing a professional police force for the Iraqi people. My deepest sympathy goes to his family on behalf of all of the people in our company.”
DynCorp International LLC is a provider of specialized mission-critical technical services to civilian and military government agencies, and operates major programs in aviation services and operations, law enforcement training and support, security services, facility operations, and logistics and contingency support. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., the company has approximately 14,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.dyn-intl.com.