William T. Watkins
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force
Administrative Law Judge
William T. Watkins, 73, a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel who was an Administrative Judge of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, died April 9, 1999, at Washington Hospital Center of complications from heart surgery.
With the exception of working for the General Services Board of Contract Appeals in 1974, Judge Watkins had served with the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals for the last 28 years.
Earlier, he served in the military, first in the Army during World War II and then as a pilot in the Air Force from 1950 to 1954. He was recalled to active duty in 1958, and before his military retirement in 1974, he had assignments with the Judge Advocate General's Corps in Japan and Vietnam.
His military decorations included the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and the Meritorious Service Medal.
Judge Watkins, a Falls Church resident, was born in Tampa. He graduated from George Washington University, where he also received a law degree. He received a master's degree in logistics management from the Air Force Institute of Technology.
Survivors include his wife, Rose S. Watkins
of of Falls Church; two children, James Watkins of Redmond, Washington,
and Lynn Watkins of Falls Church; a sister; and three grandchildren.
Legion of Merit