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diversified technical services company executive

Merlon Foss Richards was American diversified technical services company executive. Certified Public Accountant, Illinois. Decorated Bronze Star, Silver Star.


Richards, Merlon Foss was born on May 18, 1920 in Farmington, Utah, United States. Son of Ezra Foss and Mertie Malinda (Hunt) Richards.


Bachelor of Science, University Utah, 1942. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1947.


Public accountant, Arthur Andersen & Company, Chicago, 1947-1952;assistant treasurer to executive vice president, Land-Air, Inc., Chicago, 1952-1959;from vice president to vice chairman, chief Executive officer, DynCorp International (formerly Dynalectron Corporation), Washington, 1959-1985;board directors, member Executive Committee, DynCorp International (formerly Dynalectron Corporation), Washington, 1971-1988;consulting finance officer, Industrial Training Corporation, Herndon, Virginia, 1988-1989. Former director over 20 DynCorp International subsidiary. Member of advisory board Sycom Inc., 1986-1988;director Riggs National Bank, 1979-1981.


  • Certified Public Accountant, Illinois.


Chairman, vice chairman membership, vice chairman-at-large Potomac district National Capital Area county Boy Scouts American, since 1989. Public affairs director Washington region Latter- Day Saints (Mormons) Church, 1984-1994. Member finance committee Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, since 1992.

Major Field Artillery, United States Army, 1941-1954, European Theatre of Operations. Member Pi Kappa Alpha.


Married Caryle Jane Vandenberg, July 18, 1945 (deceased 1994). Children: Craig M., Cathy Jean, Cynthia Jane, Julie Annual.

Ezra Foss Richards

Mertie Malinda (Hunt) Richards

Caryle Jane Vandenberg

Craig M. Richards

Cathy Jean Richards

Cynthia Jane Richards

Julie Annual Richards