TRIBUTE TO MR. MYRON K. KUNKA; Congressional Record Vol. 153, No. 130
(Extensions of Remarks - September 05, 2007)

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                     TRIBUTE TO MR. MYRON K. KUNKA


                        HON. ROSCOE G. BARTLETT

                              of maryland

                    in the house of representatives

                      Wednesday, September 5, 2007

  Mr. BARTLETT of Maryland. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor the 
career of Mr. Myron K. Kunka. Having served his country for 32 years, 
he retired from the Federal service on September 1, 2007. His record of 
achievement during this period reflects great credit upon himself and 
upon the organizations with which he has served.
  Mr. Kunka began his Federal career as a budget analyst at Letterkenny 
Army Depot, Chambersburg, PA, on August 1975 after receiving a master's 
degree in public administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He 
has served in successive financial management positions within the 
Department of Defense. These assignments include: 7th Signal Command, 
Ft Richie, MD; Headquarters United States Army, Telecommunications 
Center, The Pentagon; Headquarters Army Material Command, Alexandria, 
VA; On-Site Inspection Agency Dulles, VA; and Defense Threat Reduction 
Agency (DTRA), Ft Belvoir, VA.
  Mr. Kunka joined the ranks of the Senior Executive Service on 
November 7, 1999, when he was appointed to serve as the Comptroller, 
Director of Resource Management, and finally the Associate Director of 
the Business Enterprise for DTRA.
  Mr. Kunka received numerous awards and decorations for his 
outstanding public service. The significant awards include: the 
Director's Award for Achievement in Equal Employment Opportunity, 1997; 
On-Site Inspection Agency Exceptional Civilian Service Medal, 1998; the 
Department of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, 2000; and the 
Presidential Rank Award--Meritorious Executive, 2003.
  As Mr. Kunka brings closure to this chapter of his Federal career as 
a public servant, he begins a new chapter serving the public as the 
associate dean of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International 
Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
  Madam Speaker, I am honored to ask my colleagues to join me in 
congratulating Mr. Myron K. Kunka on his retirement from Federal 
service. He epitomizes the dedication and professionalism that makes 
our Federal Government a model all over the world.