Loyola University Chicago

Department of Military Science

Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Bugajski - Chair and Professor of Military Science

Nick Bugajski is happily married to the love of his life, Regan Elizabeth, and they have four beautiful young boys: Chase Ignatius (6), Cash Raymond (4), Camden Nicholas (3), and Colton Alexander (1).  Team Bugajski is expecting their fifth boy in September 2017. We are honored to serve in the city we love and, more importantly, within the Loyola-Chicago community.  

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Nick graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2000 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Military Police Corps.  Following graduation from the Military Police Officer Basic Course, he was assigned to the 759th Military Police Battalion where he served as a Platoon Leader in the 984th Military Police Company and Platoon Leader and Executive Officer in the 59th Military Police Company.  While at Fort Carson, he deployed in support of Operations Desert Shift and Enduring Freedom, Saudi Arabia, 2001-02.

After completing the Military Police Officer Advanced Course and the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, he was stationed in South Korea from 2003 to 2006 where he served as Assistant S-3, 728thMilitary Police Battalion, Camp Henry; Commander, 552nd Military Police Company, Camp Hialeah and Plans Officer, 8th Military Police Brigade, Yongsan Garrison. 

Subsequently, he was selected as a Joint Chiefs of Staff / Office of the Secretary of Defense Intern and earned his masters degree from the Georgetown Public Policy Institute in  2007. Upon graduation he served as the Military Assistant to the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy and as the Readiness Officer in the Headquarters, Department of the Army G-1.  He then deployed to Iraq from 2009-10 where he served as the Deputy J-5 and Information Operations Officer, Task Force 134, Detainee Operations, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After redeploying from Iraq, he returned to the Pentagon to serve as a member of the Strategic Initiatives Group and Army Health Promotion and Risk Reduction Task Force, Office of the Provost Marshal General. 

After graduation from the Command and General Staff College in 2011, he served as the Executive Officer for the 40th Military Police Battalion, the unit responsible for providing the correctional guard force to the United States Disciplinary Barracks, the Department of Defense’s only maximum security facility.  He returned to the United States Military Academy in 2014 to teach organizational leadership in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership and, in 2016, deployed to Afghanistan as the Speechwriter to the Commander of Resolute Support and U.S. Forces – Afghanistan, the general responsible for all NATO and US operations.

Education
B.S., American Politics, United States Military Academy (2000)
M.P.M., Masters in Policy Management, Georgetown Public Policy Institute (2007)

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