Dedu was a Nubian and served under Tuthmosis III as
the chief of the Medjay troops in the New Kingdom era.
These troops were Nubian warriors who distinguished
themselves in the Egyptian battle against the Asiatic
invaders during the Second Intermediate Period and the
early parts of the new Kingdom. They helped Kamose and
'Ahmose in their fight against the Hyksos in the Delta.
During the peace the followed the Medjay became the state
Dedu commanded the police units in strategic locations
and maintained peace. He was Superintendent of the
Western Deserts and was a royal envoy to the tribes
living there. Dedu was buried at Thebes.