Robert Jimenez

Robert Jimenez (Age 73) Of Vienna, VA died Friday, July 31, 2015 at the Adler Center after a battle with chronic lung disease. Beloved huband of Sandra Jimenez; devoted father of Kevin (Amy) Jimenez, Lynn (Kelly) Buttram and Nichole (Jason) Cloud; brother of Pamela Davis; grandfather of Christina, Darin, Hannah, Nicholas, Avery, Robert and Nicholas. Robert was born on August 8, 1941 in San Pedro, California. In 1959, he graduated from Campbell High School in California and later that year went on to attend the University of Santa Clara, graduating with a Bachelors in Business and a Distinguished Military Graduate of its ROTC program.The DMG provided Robert with a commission as a second lieutenant in the Regular Army. After officer basic training and graduating from both Airborne and Ranger Schools, Robert served his initial assignment in Korea before returning to serve in the Presidential Honor Guard, in the 3d US Army Regiment at Ft. Myer, Virginia. In 1968, he transferred into Army Intelligence and served his first tour in Vietnam in Quang, Tri Province. Other intelligence assignments, several of which were in Washington, DC, included tours as an Inspector General with the Army’s Security and intelligence Command and multiple assignments with Defense Intelligence Agency. His successes with these assignments eventually lead him to become the Duty Director of Intelligence for the National Intelligence Center, culminating as the Army Attaché to Turkey. Attaining the rank of Colonel, Robert retired after 29 years in the U.S. Army where he went on to serve 14 years with the U.S. Agency for International Development.Working for USAID, Robert worked in many of the Newly Independent States (NIS) of the former Soviet Union, with initial focus in the Caucasus and Central Asia. This was followed by seven years in the Balkans, initially as the USAID representative during the war in Sarajevo, Bosnia then on to Zagreb, Croatia, Belgrade, Serbia, Pristina, Kosovo and finally Kabul, Afghanistan. Before retiring, Robert worked for five years with Global Strategies Group, as a Vice President for Development, closing out is his 48-year career effectively managing logistics, facilities, and accounts with U.S. Federal and international agencies, such as the UN and World Bank.
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