After 23 years working in the US Department of Justice, Mike Kucynda ’80 retired last September as senior procurement and acquisition officer in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He has since moved from California to Vancouver, Washington. Mike has been retired from the Army since 2011. In his 27 years in the military, he completed three war-zone deployments, one in Bosnia and two in Iraq; earned awards including the Bronze Star; and achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel. Mike has a master’s degree and a master’s certificate and hopes to substitute teach in retirement.