Lt. Col. Robert Stavnes, head, UNI Department of Military Science, (319) 273-6220
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Lt. Col. Robert Stavnes, a Postville native, has been named head ofUNI's Department of Military Science. He succeeds Lt. Col. Michael DePuglio, and assumed duties Aug. 1.
Stavnes holds a B.S. in journalism from the University of Iowa, and an M.S. in general administration from Central Michigan University.
He has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, The Army Commendation Medal and the Army Achievement Medal. Previously stationed in Hohenfels, Germany, Stavnes has served the U.S. Army worldwide, including tours of duty in Bosnia, Macedonia and Washington, D.C.