Join us for Emerging Leaders - a professional development luncheon held quarterly. You can expect relevant topics, engaging speakers, lively table discussion and a delicious lunch. Although geared towards young professionals, anyone may attend.
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"Mentorship must become a central focus for developing tomorrow's leaders today"
with guest speaker Brigadier General Bruce W. Prunk
Special Assistant to the Director, Air National Guard
Brigadier General Bruce W. Prunk is Special Assistant to the Director, Air National Guard. He is responsible for strategy development, state and federal liaisons, inter-agency coordination, and special duties supporting the one hundred and five thousand Air National Guard members nationwide.
General Prunk was commissioned in 1983 through the Air National Guard's Academy of Military Science. Prior to receiving his commission, General Prunk was an enlisted member of the 142nd Combat Support Squadron of the Oregon Air National Guard. He has served as a Social Actions Officer, at both the wing and state levels, and was the 142nd Fighter Wing's Inspector General. In 1996 he was selected as Commander, 142nd Security Forces Squadron; further proceeding as the 142nd Mission Support Group Commander and the Vice Commander, 142nd Fighter Wing before accepting the position of Director of Staff, Oregon Joint Force Headquarters Salem, Oregon. In 2007 General Prunk deployed to Iraq as the Deputy Commander of the 732nd Air Expeditionary Group, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing. In 2008 he was assigned as Assistant Adjutant General-Air, Oregon National Guard; responsible for staff oversight within state joint force headquarters and support to the commander. Prior to accepting his current assignment, General Prunk was assigned as Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Oregon National Guard.
CIVILIAN OCCUPATION: Retired, Chief of Police, Portland Police Bureau; Professor at University of Portland; small business owner.
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Iraq Campaign Medal (with 1 Bronze Star)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short Tour
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon (with Gold Border)
Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass, M Device, and Numeral 2)
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Air Force Training Ribbon (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Oregon Exceptional Service Medal
Oregon Meritorious Service Medal
Oregon Commendation Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Oregon Emergency Service Ribbon
Oregon Faithful Service Medal (with Silver Hourglass, 'M' Device, and Numeral 2)
Oregon Recruiting Ribbon
Oregon Superior Unit Award Ribbon
Louisiana Emergency Service Ribbon