Award Recipient

MG Robert M. Bunker

Awarded: Knight Commander’s Accolade – September 7, 2023

MG Robert M. Bunker, U.S. Army (Ret.) graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science in Military Engineering. He also earned Master of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and completed the Senior Managers in Government program from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In 1959, Bob married his wife, Marion Owen Sims. They have three sons: Radford, Dell (Kappa–Mercer ’84), and Robert Jr.

Bob is a retired Major General in U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers, having served as Commanding General of two separate Engineer Divisions, each with annual budgets more than $1 billion. He served an intervening assignment at Director of Management of the Army. He also commanded the 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion.

He then spent seven years on international assignments as a Senior Vice Present for engineering-construction giant Brown & Root (now KBR). Then followed six years as Co-Owner of TGA Technologies, a small, entrepreneurial communications-electronics company. In 2006, he became Senior Vice President of Brookwood Program Management. In 2008, he also formed RM Bunker Associates, LLC, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business and served as President/Majority Owner.

Bob has been a member of the Fellow Society of Military Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, and has served as Chair of The Atlanta Civic League Research committee. Bob is a recipient of the U.S. Army Distinguished Service Medal.

In 2013, then Knight Commander William E. Dreyer appointed Bob to serve as Chairman of the Sigma Alpha Commission and he serves in that capacity to this date, assisting with electing new members who graduate or work at the U.S. Military Academy and advocating for Kappa Alpha Order to potential members. Bob is a member of the Loyal Order, the Military Division, and a seven-year member of the KAOEF’s Crimson & Gold Society. In 2018, Bob was inducted into the James Ward Wood Court of Honor.