Mr. Bill Roeder is a meteorologist with the45th Weather Squadron, the U.S. Air Force unit providing weather support to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and NASA Kennedy Space Center. Bill has 34 years experience as an Air Force meteorologist, with a wide range of experience, including supporting the SR-71 Blackbird, the world’s highest fastest aircraft. He has won several Air Force and NASA awards for improving weather support and safety initiatives. Bill has been an avid advocate for public education on lightning safety since 1998. He has a M.S. degree in Atmospheric Sciences, a B.S. in meteorology, and a B.S. in physics. Bill is also an award winning amateur playwright.