Professor of Military Science
Date Assigned: August 2014
LTC Jim Bunyak is a 1997 Distinguished Military Graduate from Frostburg State University, Maryland. He received his Bachelor’s of Arts in International Business and was commissioned as an Ordnance Officer.
His first assignment was to Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia where he served as a maintenance platoon leader, company executive officer, battalion maintenance officer, and company commander.
After command, LTC Bunyak attended graduate school and received a Master’s of Logistics Management from Florida Institute of Technology. After school, he was assigned to US Army Forces Command at Ft McPherson, Georgia. He served in the FORSCOM G4 as an operations officer, CENTCOM planner, and aide-de-camp.
In 2007, LTC Bunyak deployed to Baghdad, Iraq where he was assigned to a Military Transition Team responsible for training and advising an Iraqi Battalion conducting combat operations in Baghdad and Samarra.
After deployment, LTC Bunyak went to the Mission Command Training Program at Ft Leavenworth, Kansas where he trained brigades for deployment. He also attended the Command and General Staff College while at Ft Leavenworth.
In 2011, LTC Bunyak joined the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Ft Carson, Colorado. He deployed with the brigade to Jalalabad, Afghanistan, as the Brigade Support Operations Officer and Brigade S4, where he was responsible for providing logistic support to the brigade while conducting equipment retrograde and base transfers.
LTC Bunyak’s most recent assignment was at the Pentagon as the Executive Officer for the Director of the Army’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program.
He is a graduate of Airborne School, the Ordnance Officer Basic Course, Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, Logistics Executive Development Course, and the Joint and Multinational Logistics Courses. In 2012, he received the Demonstrated Master Logistician designation from the International Society of Logistics.
His awards and decorations include two Bronze Stars, four Meritorious Service Medals, an Army Commendation Medal, and two Army Achievement Medals. He also earned the Parachute Badge, the Army Staff Identification Badge, and the Combat Action Badge.
He is married to the former Ms Rae Abbott, an Ohio State alumni and an Orthopedic PA with The Ohio State University Sports Medicine department. They have a son, Dylan and daughter, Ryann and reside in Hilliard, Ohio.