SFC (R) Robert Kujawa
Sergeant First Class Robert A. Kujawa enlisted in the United States Army in July n1973 and served as enlisted member in the Adjutant General Corps and Quartermaster Corps for 20 years. He graduated from Basic Training at Fort Ord, CA in October 1973. From October 1973 until November 1973 attended Advanced Individual Training, Adjutant Generals (AG) School, Fort Dix, NJ. After completing AG School, he was further assigned to U.S. Army Chaplain School, Fort Hamilton, NY. In March 1974, he was assigned to the 176th Explosive Ordnance Detachment(EOD), Fort Richardson, Alaska (1974-1975); with further assignment to Fort Wainwright, Alaska (1975-1977). In 1977, SFC Kujawa was hand selected to work at United States Army Central Clearance Facility, Fort Meade, MD for granting clearances for both military and civilian personnel assigned to the United States Army. In Fall of 1978, he was selected to attended the Military Intelligence Special Agent Course, Fort Huachuca, AZ. Upon completing this schooling he was reassigned to Germany (1979-1981). Upon returning to United States in spring 1981, he was assigned to various military units within the intelligence community. SFC Kujawa serviced a second tour in Alaska Command working for the intelligence community. Upon his return from Alaskan tour, he was assigned to Arlington Hall Station, VA until it was deactivated. Upon deactivation he was reassigned to Headquarters, United Army Special Security Group, INSCOM, for further assignment. In 1989, SFC Kujawa was hand selected to teach at the Joint Military Intelligence College (formerly Defense Intelligence College) to all military personnel and military civilians to include Non Department of Defense personnel involved with compartmented information. He also, taught the Mobile DoD Special Security System Training Course four times a year, outside the JMIC. Upon completing this assignment, SFC Kujawa retired from United States Army with 20 years and eight days of distinguished service.
SFC Kujawa is a graduate of the Basic and Advanced AG Course; On-the-Job Training (OJT) in Quartermaster Corps; Military Intelligence Special Agent Course; U.S Army Special Security Courses and Department of Defense Special Security System; OSIA/Perspective on INF Treaty; Department of Defense Instructor Course and both the JROTC resident and non-resident courses. He earned Associates of Art Degree from the University of Alaska-Anchorage; Bachelor’s Degree in Management from National Louis-University, Evanston, Illinois and Master of Education in Organizational Management from Endicott College, Beverly, MA.
His awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leafs), Good Conduct Medal (18yrs), National Defense Medal(1 Bronze Star), Joint Meritorious Award. Also awarded the Distinctive Silver Instructor Award for outstanding degree of excellence as a JROTC Instructor from United States Army Cadet Command. Other awards include DIC Outstanding Facility Award for Excellence in Teaching; Lawrence High School Teacher of the Month; “Who’s Who Among American Teachers” 9th Edition 2004-2005; nominated to National Register’s “Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals” 2004-2005.
SFC Kujawa assumed his position as Army JROTC Instructor (AI) at Lawrence High School in August 1999 after closing the Army JROTC Unit at Weaver High School, Hartford, CT in June 1999. In June 2001, he assumed the position of the Senior Army Instructor at Lawrence High School until March 2009; in which he reassumed the position of AI. Out of 21 years as JROTC Instructor, 18 years have been spent at Lawrence High School.
SFC Kujawa is married to Andrea C. (Newell) Kujawa in which they have five grown adult children; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.