Eugene J. Suto, Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), age 96, passed away peacefully on 4 October 2018, surrounded by his loving daughters and devoted sons-in-law.
When Gene became Director of Security at the Research Analysis Corporation (RAC) in 1966, he joined ASIS International, later becoming a lifetime CPP in 1998. He had helped to promote ASIS from its start, as he assisted Security Director Harry Crow in its first seminar, held in Washington D.C., where his three dancing daughters performed the ASIS Rock (to “Jingle Bell Rock”).
After being involved in the formation of NCMS, Gene acted as a liaison between the two organizations to help them keep a close association and work together for a common goal. He served as Executive Secretary, Vice President, Board Member and former President for NCMS through a 31 year span (1964 -1995), with his wife Barbara. He also served as the Commander of the Bethesda Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW). Gene was the recipient of numerous awards and certificates that cover the walls of his home office. “The Donald B. Woodbridge Award of Excellence,” “The Legion of Merit Award,” “James S. Cogswell Award,” “Who’s Who in Professional Security,” as well as numerous “Certificates of Appreciation” for his devoted service.
Gene was proud that his grandson became a member of ASIS and continues in security.