DeAnna M. Burt is a United States Air Force major general currently serving as the director of operations and communications of the United States Space Force. Prior to being assigned at her current position, she was vice commander of the United States Air Force Warfare Center of the United States Air Force. Burt was nominated for the promotion of major general on May 4, 2020. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 21, 2020 for promotion to major general and has assumed such position.
DeAnna M. Burt
Official portrait, 2020
|Service/||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||1992–present (28 years)|
|Commands held||50th Space Wing|
460th Operations Group
2nd Space Operations Squadron
|Awards||Legion of Merit (3)|
Burt entered the U.S. 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. General Burt has commanded the 2nd Space Operations Squadron, the 460th Operations Group, and the 50th Space Wing. She is a graduate and former instructor of the USAF Weapons School and a graduate of the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies. Prior to her current assignment, General Burt was the vice commander of the United States Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis AFB, Nevada.
- 1991 – Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Fla.
- 1995 – Master of Science degree in Human Resources Management, Troy State University, Ala.
- 1997 – Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
- 1999 – U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Distinguished Graduate and Academic Award, Nellis AFB, Nev.
- 2005 – Air Command and Staff College, Distinguished Graduate and Commandant’s Leadership Award, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
- 2006 – School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
- 2012 – National War College, Distinguished Graduate, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.
- 2015 – Leadership Enhancement Program, Center for Creative Leadership, N.C.
- 2015 – Air Force Enterprise Leadership, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, N.C.
- 2016 – Enterprise Perspective Seminar, Alan Freed Associates, Washington, D.C.
- October 1992 – January 1993, student, Undergraduate Space Training, Lowry Air Force Base, CO
- January 1993 – December 1995, Crew Commander, Deputy Flight Commander, and Chief, Current Operations, 4th Space Warning Squadron, Holloman AFB, NM
- December 1995 – October 1997, Chief, Space Systems Tactical Warning Operations and Chief, Standardization and Training, 76th Space Operations Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO
- October 1997 – January 1999, Executive Officer, Space Warfare Center, Schriever AFB, CO
- January 1999 – June 1999, student, USAF Weapons School Space Division, Nellis AFB, NV
- June 1999 – December 2001, Instructor, Assistant Training Flight Commander, and Training Flight Commander, USAF Weapons School Space Division, Nellis AFB, NV
- December 2001 – July 2004, Theater Missile Defense Operations Officer and Deputy Chief, Special Technical Operations Branch, HQ European Command, Patch Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany
- July 2004 – June 2005, student, Intermediate Developmental Education, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL
- July 2005 – June 2006, student, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, AL
- June 2006 – July 2008, Chief Combat Plans Division, Joint Space Operations Center, Vandenberg AFB, CA
- August 2008 – August 2010, Commander, 2nd Space Operations Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO
- August 2010 – August 2011, AFSPC Chief, Positioning, Navigation and Timing Requirements Division, Peterson AFB, CO
- August 2011 – June 2012, student, National War College, Fort McNair, Washington, DC
- June 2012 – August 2014, Commander, 460th Operations Group, Buckley AFB, CO
- August 2014 – May 2015, Director, Commander’s Action Group, Peterson AFB, CO
- May 2015 – July 2017, Commander, 50th Space Wing, Schriever AFB, CO
- July 2017 – July 2018, Vice Commander, United States Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis AFB, NV
- July 2018 – present, Director of Operations and Communications, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, CO
Awards and decorationsEdit
|Command Space Operations Badge|
|Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters|
|Defense Meritorious Service Medal|
|Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters|
|Joint Service Commendation Medal with two oak leaf cluster|
|Air Force Commendation Medal|
|Joint Service Achievement Medal|
|Air Force Achievement Medal|
|Joint Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters|
|Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one silver oak leaf cluster|
|Air Force Organizational Excellence Award|
|National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star|
|Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal|
|Global War on Terrorism Service Medal|
|Armed Forces Service Medal|
|Air and Space Campaign Medal|
|Air Force Longevity Service Award with one silver and two bronze oak leaf clusters|
|Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon|
|Air Force Training Ribbon|
Effective dates of promotionEdit
|Second lieutenant||May 13, 1992|
|First lieutenant||May 13, 1994|
|Captain||May 13, 1996|
|Major||Nov. 1, 2002|
|Lieutenant colonel||Aug. 1, 2007|
|Colonel||Sept. 1, 2011|
|Brigadier general||Sept. 2, 2017|
|Major general||Aug. 2, 2020|
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- Erwin, Sandra (May 13, 2020). "Space Force to begin specialized warfare training for new officers". SpaceNews. Retrieved July 13, 2020.
- "Brigadier General DeAnna M. Burt". United States Air Force. September 2018. Retrieved July 18, 2020. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- "Coalition Partners, U.S. and U.K., agree to share technical foundation for space operations". United States Space Force. August 14, 2020. Retrieved August 15, 2020. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
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William J. Liquori Jr.
| Commander of the 50th Space Wing
Paul A. Welch
| Vice Commander of the United States Air Force Warfare Center
David W. Snoddy
Joseph T. Guastella
| Director of Operations and Communications of the Air Force Space Command, later Space Operations Command
Douglas A. Schiess
John E. Shaw
| Commander of the Combined Force Space Component Command
| Deputy Commander of the Space Operations Command|