Dr. Scop, a supervisory intelligence officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC for 25 years, died June 5, 2017 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Virginia Beach, VA. Dr. Scop began working at DIA in 1975 as Chief, Command, Control, and Communications Branch in the Science and Technology Directorate. His leadership gained considerable acclaim for his group's wide variety of contributions in threat analyses of Soviet air defenses, anti-ballistic missile systems, anti-submarine warfare, ICBM capabilities, electronic warfare; and other. In 1982 Dr. Scop formed an interagency intelligence team to ascertain that U.S. test facilities employed simulated air defense C3 systems that accurately portrayed threats. Dr. Scop led this effort until his retirement in March 2000. For these contributions and others Dr. Scop was awarded the prestigious DIA "Torch Bearer" Award in 2012. This is an award for making significant and lasting contributions to defense intelligence that embodies the agency's core values and principles.
Dr. Scop was born and raised in Lakewood, New Jersey. Upon graduation from public school he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). At MIT he earned a BS in 1959 and a PhD in 1964; both degrees were in physics.
Dr. Scop was married to Fern Scop, his beloved wife for 50 years, who passed in November 2014.
A visitation (Viewing) will be held Friday, 9 June, 6:00-8:00pm. A services will then be held Saturday, 10 June at 1:00pm. Both events will be held at the Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home, 601 N. Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach VA 23452
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