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Brigadier General DeAnna M. Burt

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Brig. Gen. DeAnna M. Burt is Vice Commander, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The USAFWC's mission is developing innovative leaders and full spectrum capabilities through responsive, realistic, and relevant Air Force and Joint testing, tactics development, and advanced training across all levels of war. The center ensures deployed forces are well trained and well equipped to conduct integrated combat operations. From operational testing and tactics development programs to the advanced training schools, exercises and venues, the center provides Airmen with proven and tested technology, the most current tactics, superb academic training and a unique opportunity to practice integrated force employment. The center functions as a team of innovative, highly skilled Airmen providing effective weapons, tactics, and command and control integrated across air, space and cyberspace for the Joint Force Commander. The USAFWC is organized under Air Combat Command into four wings, two named activities, and one detachment with more than 11,000 Airmen serving in the 57th Wing, 53rd Wing, 99th Air Base Wing, 505th Command and Control Wing, the Nevada Test and Training Range, and the Air Force Joint Test Program Office.


General Burt entered the Air Force in 1991 as a distinguished graduate of the Air Force ROTC program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  Her career has included numerous satellite operations and staff positions in Air Force Space Command and U.S. European Command.  Brig. Gen. Burt has commanded the 2nd Space Operations Squadron, the 460th Operations Group, and was the Director, Commander’s Action Group, Air Force Space Command.  She is a graduate and former instructor of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School and a graduate of the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies. Prior to her current assignment, General Burt was the Commander, 50th Space Wing, Air Force Space Command, Schriever AFB, Colorado.

EDUCATION

1991 Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida.
1995 Master of Science degree in Human Resources Management, Troy State University, Alabama.
1997 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
1999 USAF Weapons School, Distinguished Graduate and Academic Award, Nellis AFB, Nevada.
2005 Air Command and Staff College, Distinguished Graduate and Commandant’s Leadership Award, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.
2006 School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.
2012 National War College, Distinguished Graduate, Fort McNair, District of Columbia.
2015 Leadership Enhancement Program, Center for Creative Leadership, North Carolina.

2015 Air Force Enterprise Leadership, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, North Carolina.

2016 Enterprise Perspective Seminar, Alan Freed Associates, Washington D.C.

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1.  October 1992 - January 1993, Student, Undergraduate Space Training, Lowry AFB, Colorado.
2.  January 1993 - December 1995, Crew Commander, Deputy Flight Commander, and Chief, Current Operations, 4th Space Warning Squadron, Holloman AFB, New Mexico.
3.  December 1995 - October 1997, Chief, Space Systems Tactical Warning Operations and Chief, Standardization and Training, 76th Space Operations Squadron, Schriever AFB, Colorado.
4.  October 1997 - January 1999, Executive Officer, Space Warfare Center, Schriever AFB, Colorado.
5.  January 1999 - June 1999, Student, USAF Weapons School Space Division, Nellis AFB, Nevada.
6.  June 1999 - December 2001, Instructor, Assistant Training Flight Commander, and Training Flight Commander, USAF Weapons School Space Division, Nellis AFB, Nevada.
7.  December 2001 - July 2004, Theater Missile Defense Operations Officer and Deputy Chief, Special Technical Operations Branch, HQ European Command, Patch Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany
8.   July 2004 - June 2005, Student, Intermediate Developmental Education, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.
9.   July 2005 - June 2006, Student, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.
10.  June 2006 - Jul 2008, Chief Combat Plans Division, Joint Space Operations Center, Vandenberg AFB, California.
11.  August 2008 - August 2010, Commander, 2nd Space Operations Squadron, Schriever AFB, Colorado.
12.  August 2010 - August 2011, AFSPC Chief, Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Requirements Division, Peterson AFB, Colorado.
13.  August 2011 - June 2012, Student, National War College, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.
14.  June 2012 - August 2014, Commander, 460th Operations Group, Buckley AFB, Colorado.
15.  August 2014 - May 2015, Director, Commander’s Action Group, Peterson AFB, Colorado.
16.  May 2015 - July 2017, Commander, 50th Space Wing, Schriever AFB, Colorado.

17.  July 2017 - Present, Vice Commander, United States Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis AFB, Nevada.

 SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS

December 2001 - July 2004, Theater Missile Defense Operations Officer and Deputy Chief, Special Technical Operations Branch, HQ European Command, as a Major

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service with four oak leaf clusters
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Pistol)
Air Force Training Ribbon
NATO Medal

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant, May 13, 1992
First Lieutenant, May 13, 1994
Captain, May 13, 1996
Major, November 1, 2002
Lieutenant Colonel, August 1, 2007
Colonel, September 1, 2011

Brigadier General, September 2, 2017   


(Current as of October 2017)