Roger was responsible for the successful training of over 60,000 military and civilian personnel during his unique career. His last position was serving as the Dean of the Personnel Recovery Academy, JPRA’s premier venue for DoD’s highest risk personnel to learn to survive terrorist and peacetime foreign governmental detention.
Roger conducted debriefings and interviews of several individuals who returned from captivity, ranging from Vietnam POWs to the Navy EP-3 crew, held by the Peoples Republic of China. He also debriefed hostage victims, Gracia Burnham, held by the Abu Sayef in the Philippines, and Roy Hallums, held by terrorists in Iraq.
Roger created, developed, and managed specialized, tailored captivity survival programs for the highest risk operational personnel in the State Department, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Department of Homeland Security, and other governmental agencies.