Robert J. Campbell - RIP

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ernest D. Hamm (Ernie) on Saturday, December 05, 2009 - 08:25 am:  Edit

I was very saddened on hearing of the passing of LTC Robert Campbell. He was an outstanding individual and well respected. “Bob“ Campbell was one of the first of the USACIL Lab Commanders appointed from the Chemical Corps instead of the MP Corps . He used this new professional challenge to the field of forensics as a springboard, of sorts, into his later accomplishments (outlined by Bobby Poole) in areas of forensic science.

LTC Campbell took over the USACIL-CONUS laboratory with the command advising him that the facility would be relocating from Fort Gordon. As a consequence, he did not bring his family to Fort Gordon and just “batched” it as the laboratory never did move during his tenure. He spent a lot of his weekends doing odd ‘jobs’ at the Laboratory, which included mowing the lawn and policing the area. He was one that “did what had to be done”!!!

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert A. Poole (Bobpoole) on Friday, December 04, 2009 - 07:38 am:  Edit

Robert J. Campbell (LTC, Retired) passed away this week. LTC Campbell retired from the Army in 1977 as Commander of the U. S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory- CONUS (USACIL-CONUS). LTC Campbell was a graduate of West Virginia University and most recently, served as the Director, Eastern Laboratory of the Virginia forensic science laboratory system from 1977 until his retirement in 2005. LTC Campbell was active in Forensic Science organizations including being a retired member of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD); a retired Fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS); Emeritus member and Past-President of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists (MAAFS), and a former inspector for American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors – Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD-LAB).

LTC Campbell is survived by his wife, Margaret Campbell at 2425 Bluecastle Lane, Virginia Beach VA 23454. Memorial services will be held at Wycliffe Presbyterian Church, 1445 Great Neck Road N, Virginia Beach, at 2 pm on Saturday, December 5th. In lieu of flowes, the family requests that any memorials be sent to the Wycliff Presbyterian Church or to the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad.

LTC Campbell was a very pleasant man and a very good laboratory commander.


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