CSM (Ret.) John Burns

Distinguished Member of the Regiment

CSM Burns served as an OPFOR Squad Leader, Operations NCO, and Platoon Sergeant, with the 1st Battalion, 509th PIR from 1992-1995 at Fort Chaffee, AR and Fort Polk, LA completing 33 rotations. Command Sergeant Major Burns is a veteran of Operations “Just Cause” with the 7th I.D., “Enduring Freedom I” with the 3rd Bn., 75th Ranger Regiment, “Iraqi Freedom I” with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and “Enduring Freedom VII” with the 10th Mountain Division. He retired in August 2010 in and currently serves as the Quality Assurance Officer for the Army National Guard Warrior Training Center.


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