Kyle Rodgers
President/Executive Director

Kyle Rodgers is a graduate of Western Oregon University. His degree is in Public Administration. Kyle served as a Radio Operator in a Marine infantry company during Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2002 to 2006, deploying twice to the Iraqi’ Sunni Triangle. He served as Veterans’ Coordinator for Western Oregon University following his graduation. Duties included managing a Veteran Success Center in the Student Union and teaching a Senior-level course on Veterans in Transition. Kyle is now attending graduate school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, majoring in sociology and has been accepted as a phd candidate at the UNLV Sociology Program. As a student veteran himself, he is familiar with the challenges of attending college both post-combat and post-military. He directly applies the lessons learned during his own transition to support the Bunker Project in its mission.

Robert Stanulis PhD:
Vice President/ Director

Dr. Stanulis is a licensed psychologist with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. His current practice is in the area of Forensic Psychology and Neuropsychology. He began working with veterans well before the diagnosis of PTSD was formulated and became part of the DSM. As a neuropsychologist, he is also interested in the effect of exposures to toxins such as anti-malarial medication and burn pits, Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and concussive blasts. Besides seeing veterans involved in the criminal justice system, he is active in educating lawyers about veteran issues in the Court. Dr. Stanulis has worked on numerous criminal cases involving veteran defendants in both state and federal courts, and is a well-recognized expert on PTSD. His latest interest is moral injury and its relationship to post-military behavior among veterans. He has provided Continuing Legal Education about veterans to the Oregon Criminal Defense Association and the Oregon Bar. He has also spoken to university faculty about how to assist veterans in the classroom. He is on the Veterans Advisory Board at Western Oregon University.

William Brown PhD:
Founder

William Bud Brown, phD is the Founder and Former President of The Bunker Project and served as an infantryman with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam, a Drill Sergeant, and eventually went to Officer Candidate School where he received an Infantry Commission. His final military assignment was with B Company 75th Rangers. When the Vietnam War ended he resigned his commission. William B. Brown is currently a Professor, with a PhD in Sociology, in the Criminal Justice Department at Western Oregon University. His research includes prisoner reintegration, sentencing processes, youth gangs, homelessness, and other topics related to incarcerated persons. His current research centers on the resocialization experiences of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Drawing from his military experiences and sociology background his research examines the effects of the Military Total Institution/Military Culture on the resocialization processes of young veterans as they navigate back into the civilian culture. Topics related to this research include education, employment, veteran’s services, significant others of veterans, and veterans entangled in the criminal justice system, which have been published in journals and books nationally and internationally. He has provided sociological evaluations and/or testimony in more than 50 cases involving veteran defendants across the country. Bud has fully retired from The Bunker Project.

Eric Rodriguez – Director / Marketing Director

Eric Rodriguez is from Los Angeles California. He wanted to join the United States Marine Corps from the young age of 12 years old. He accomplished this long held goal at the age of 18. He then deployed to Ramadi Iraq with 1st Battalion of the Fighting Fifth Marine regiment. His other deployment, also with 1/5 was with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit where he worked alongside Marines from 3rd Reconnaissance battalion as part of the Maritime Special Purpose Force. He was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps and has gone on to work in several different industries, one of which included was finance. As a licensed life insurance agent he worked closely with Registered Investment Advisors to help families plan for their future and retirement.

Velvet Miscione – Secretary

A native of Cottage Grove, Oregon, Velvet Miscione has served active duty and veteran college students since 2004 in her role as Counselor, Military Programs at Coastline Community College. As a counselor, Velvet takes a holistic approach, seeking to create an environment conducive to self-awareness and self-direction. She endeavors to provide equity-minded counseling services, always taking into account the intersecting identities of military-affiliated students. When working with students, she helps each individual leverage his/her military experience for the maximum amount of college credit, as well as use his/her educational benefits in the most strategic manner. Velvet has dedicated her career to ensuring that military-affiliated students receive the advocacy, resources and support they need as they work toward their educational goals at the community college level. As a full-time faculty member, she also teaches College Success courses to Coastline Community College students who are incarcerated. Velvet received a Bachelor’s degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Linfield College, and a Master’s degree in Counseling, Family and Human Services from the University of Oregon.

Alex Miscione – Director / Marketing Director

Alex is currently serving as an advisor and board member at The Bunker Project, he previously served as the Veterans Chair for ACME (Advisory Council on Military & Education) Region 1 (San Diego). He also previously served active duty, veteran and spouse populations in their mission to further their education as a Regional Coordinator & Academic Advisor for Coastline Community College’s Military Education Program. He has a decade of experience in outreach and marketing that he hopes to put to work benefiting Veteran clients of the Bunker Project program.

Jason Bagwill – Director / Webmaster

Jason is an experienced technology expert who has been with the Bunker Project as a contract web developer since 2012 providing web design, web maintenance, and web hosting services. As of February 2019, Jason was added to the Board of Directors, given the title Webmaster, and was added as an official member of The Bunker Project team. 1999-2000, Jason was a member of the regular Army and was last stationed with the 187th Ordnance Battalion in Fort Jackson, SC. The battalion was inactivated in 2015. Jason saw no live combat nor did he leave the United States for duty but he is very patriotic and is excited to further serve veterans by volunteering his service to The Bunker Project. In his off-time, Jason likes hiking, tennis, vintage road bikes, recording music and spending time with friends and family!