It is With Great Sadness We Announce the Passing of Prof. Swearingen
Dr. Arthur "Rodger" Swearingen, PhD, Captain, US Army, 1943-46. In 1943, Rodger Swearingen left college after two years to enlist in the US Army as an offices in the intelligence Corps. He attended the Army Intensive Japanese Langauge School as well as the Intelligence Service Language School. He then was assigned as a Prisoner of War Interrogator in the Counter Intelligence Section of G-2 General Headquarters Armed Forces Pacific Theater. He became one of General Douglas MacArthur's top aides. Roder was with MacArthur on the USS Missouri when Japan surrendered in September, 1945. He remained with G-2 in Japan during the Occupation until his discharge in August, 1946, playing a key role in Intelligence and policy matters with staff. Upon his discharge, he was awarded with the Army of Occupation Medal (Japan), Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, American Campaign Medal, and the WWII Victory medal.