Distinguished Cadets Join Hall of Honor
Mark C. Stevens, left, Lt. Col. Barbara Anne Vogl, center, and the late Lt. Col. William P. Roe are the 2012 inductees into the Military Science Hall of Honor. Stevens earned a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering in 1972 as a distinguished military graduate. Commissioned into the Air Force, he flew missions from Thailand into Vietnam and later served as an air combat instructor pilot in Nevada. After back problems forced him out of the Air Force, Stevens joined the Boeing Corp. and served as lead systems engineer on several projects, including the F-22 pilot training system. He continues to work for the company on functional product specifications development.
Lt. Col. Barbara Anne Vogl received a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1962. She was the first commissioned female second lieutenant of the Woman’s Army Corps to graduate from what was then Arlington State College. She commanded the WAC Company at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. In 1979 she was assigned as the public affairs officer for the 77th U.S. Army Reserve Command, and one of her primary duties was to reinstitute the Memorial Day parade down Fifth Avenue in New York City. The parade continues each Memorial Day.
Lt. Col. William P. Roe received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1963 as a distinguished military graduate. He was the installation engineer at four military installations in Vietnam and from 1973 to 1976 was commander of an engineer detachment for utilities at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He also served as an assistant professor of military science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 1990 to 2005 he was program manager for Hawk Engineering Services in the Raytheon Corp. He died in March 2011.