Dyer, Frederick C. 1981–2005

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Dyer, Frederick C. 1981–2005

(Frederick Charles Dyer)

OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born February 17, 1918, in St. Louis, MO; died of complications from Parkinson's disease, September 14, 2005, in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Naval officer, educator, and author. Dyer worked for the Department of the Navy as a civilian for many years; he specialized in training leadership. He earned a B.A. at Holy Cross College in 1938, and in 1943 joined the U.S. Navy, serving through World War II. After leaving the regular military, he remained in the Navy Reserve until 1969, when he retired with the rank of commander. Before this, he completed an M.B.A. at Dartmouth College in1948 and was hired that year by the Bureau of Naval Personnel. He worked there for the next ten years as an educational writer, with his primary duty being the editing and writing of training manuals. From 1958 to1964 he was an assistant for special publications; he then moved to the Navy's Office of Civilian Manpower Management, where he was assistant for special projects for two years. He spent his last six years as a civilian working for the Navy as director of the program analysis division for the Publications and Printing Service. Honored with a 1959 Navy League writing award and a 1961 Superior Civilian Service Award, Dyer wrote or cowrote several publications, including Executive's Guide to Effective Speaking and Writing (1962) and The Enjoyment of Management (1971).



Washington Post, September 21, 2005, p. B6.