ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: JOHN DUNLAP (’86) John B. Dunlap III is a charter member of the LSU Chapter of Delta Chi and was in its first pledge class in 1982, serving as the Colony’s first Rush Chairman. He became the Colony’s third “A” and accepted the Chapter Charter in 1984. After his service as “A”, he was elected “E” and was awarded the “E” Key at the International Convention in New Orleans in 1986. While a student at LSU, Dunlap served on the staff of The Reveille, was active in Student Government and was a member of the ROTC Corps of Cadets. Dunlap graduated from LSU in 1986 with a BA in history and a minor in journalism. He is a 1989 graduate of the Loyola University College of Law and a 2012 graduate of the U.S. Army War College, earning a master’s degree in Strategic Studies. He began his legal career as a prosecutor serving on active duty in the United States Army Judge Advocate General Corps. In 1990 he was deployed to Iraq for Operation Desert Shield / Desert Storm. Dunlap has been in the private practice of law in Baton Rouge, Louisiana since completion of his active duty tour in 1992, where he practices in the areas of construction law, business law and commercial litigation with the law firm Dunlap Fiore, LLC.
Dunlap is a colonel in the Louisiana National Guard and currently serves as the State Judge Advocate. In April 2004, he was mobilized for 18 months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as the Staff Judge Advocate of the 256th Brigade Combat Team. Since returning from Iraq in October 2005, he has served with the National Guard in operations supporting the response to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Ike and Isaac as well as the BP Oil Spill. He is active in the community and has served on several non-profit boards including the LSU Delta Chi House Corporation, the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, the Cadets of the Old War Skule, Friends of the Louisiana National Guard Museum, Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation, Greater Baton Rouge Hope Academy, March of Dimes, Good Fellows Good Samaritans and Sunrise Rotary Club. He is currently a member of the LSU Chapter Alumni Board of Trustees. Dunlap is the recipient of many military awards and decorations including two Bronze Stars. He was awarded the Delta Chi Meritorious Service Award in 2002 for his distinguished service to the LSU Chapter. He has three daughters, Elizabeth, 21, Emily, 19 and Camille, 14.
Fall 2013 issue of LSU Delta Chi's alumni newsletter.