Lieutenant Colonel Michael S. Kavadias is the Director of Military Science at Bucknell University. A native of Lombard, Illinois, LTC Kavadias received his commission as a Military Police Officer from Wheaton College ROTC in Wheaton, Illinois.

Civilian Education

  • B.A., Wheaton College, Business Administration
  • M.A., Security Management

Military Education and Courses

  • Advanced Joint Professional Military Education
  • Intermediate Level Education
  • Military Police Officer Basic and Advanced Courses
  • Infantry Officer Advanced Course. 

His previous assignments include: Provost Marshal, Area Support Group- Kuwait, Battalion S3- 387th Military Police Battalion, Commander, 427th Military Police Company, Assistant Professor of Military Science- University of Illinois- Chicago Army ROTC, G3 Air- 82nd Airborne Division, Tactical Planner- CJTF-82, Deputy G3 Air- 82nd Airborne Division, Base Defense Operations Officer- 82nd Airborne Division, Platoon Leader- 815th Military Police Company.

Awards and Decorations

  • two Meritorious Service Medals
  • four Army Commendation Medals
  • four Army Achievement Medals
  • two National Defense Service Medals
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Airborne Badge
  • Pathfinder Badge.


Lieutenant Colonel Kavadias and his wife, the former Jane Sullivan, have a daughter, Jacey, and two sons Steven and Eric, and currently reside in Pillow, Pennsylvania.

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