Roger Lee Hall
Roger Lee Hall, of Fairfax, VA, died on Thursday, September 19, 2013, at Fairfax Hospital. He was 57. He was born on January 3, 1956, in Baltimore, Maryland. He was graduated from Fort Pierce Central High School in Fort Pierce, FL in 1974. He received a B.S. in Physics from California State University at Hayward in 1980, a M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from University of Texas at Austin in 1986 and ABD Status, PhD program in Aerospace Engineering in 1991 at Auburn University, Auburn, AL. On October 6, 1976, he married his high school sweetheart, Fumiko Kodama and together they had 2 children, Alan and Kiyomi.
Roger attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force and retired after 25 years active duty service. While serving in the Air Force, Roger served at Cheyenne Mountain space surveillance operations, as faculty at the U.S. Air Force Academy, at the Space and Missiles Systems Center, Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Control Division at the Pentagon and as Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Tactical Technology Office. After leaving the Air Force, he continued his work in the government and private sector in assignments related to DARPA, including responsibility as Deputy Director DARPA/TTO and at Johns Hopkins University's Los Angeles Field Office supporting the Space Superiority Program Office. His most recent employment was as a Senior Scientist at Space Systems Integration. During his career, Roger received the following awards and commendations: Air Force Commendation Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, DARPA Director's Award for Technical Achievement and Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service.
A unique individual, Roger was dedicated to his family and work, enjoyed learning as well as hiking in the Sandia Mountains. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. Roger is survived by his wife, Fumiko, children (and spouses) Alan Hall (Alison), Kiyomi (Jack) McFarlane and granddaughters Aiko and Alani Hall. Other surviving family members are his father William Hall of Brevard, NC; brothers Ronnie and Joe Hall, and sisters Rita Whitlock and Kim Lipp. He was predeceased by his mother, Opalee Hall.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, September 23, 2013, at Murphy Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia at 3:00 p.m., with visitation from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the memorial service.
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