Christopher F. Burne
|Christopher F. Burne|
Burne joined the Air Force in 1983 and was assigned to the Eighth Air Force. In 1987, he was assigned to Headquarters Strategic Air Command. He served as Offutt Air Force Base from 1989 until 1990, when he was assigned to Vandenberg Air Force Base. There, he was Deputy Staff Judge Advocate with the Western Space and Missile Center and the Twentieth Air Force. He would later deploy to serve in the Gulf War.
In 1993, Burne was stationed at Soesterberg Air Base in the Netherlands. From there, he became Director, Operations Law, United States Central Command and Staff Judge Advocate of the 20th Fighter Wing.
In May 2014, he was confirmed by the Senate to be The Judge Advocate General of the Air Force. Prior to this, he was assigned as the Staff Judge Advocate at Headquarters Air Combat Command. Burne retired from the Judge Advocate General position on July 1, 2018.
Awards and decorationsEdit
|Basic Judge Advocate Badge|
|Headquarters Air Force Badge|
|Air Force Distinguished Service Medal|
|Legion of Merit|
|Defense Meritorious Service Medal|
|Meritorious Service Medal with one silver oak leaf cluster|
|Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster|
|Joint Service Achievement Medal|
|Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster|
|Joint Meritorious Unit Award with oak leaf cluster|
|Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor device and two silver oak leaf clusters|
|Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with silver oak leaf cluster|
|Combat Readiness Medal|
|Air Force Recognition Ribbon|
|National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star|
|Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal|
|Southwest Asia Service Medal with one service star|
|Global War on Terrorism Service Medal|
|Air Force Overseas Long Tour Service Ribbon|
|Air Force Longevity Service Award with one silver and two bronze oak leaf clusters|
|Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon|
|Air Force Training Ribbon|
|Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)|
|Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)|
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