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Chief of Staff
Colonel Todd W. Burnley



Colonel Todd W. Burnley currently serves as Chief of Staff, Joint Munitions Command, Rock Island, Illinois. In this position, he supervises the Command General Staff, Munitions Logistics Readiness Center (MLRC) and the Special Staff.

He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1993, following his graduation from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, where he earned a bachelor’s of science degree in Business Administration. In addition, he earned a Master of Science in Business Administration from Webster University, Webster Groves, Missouri, and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University.

Burnley initially served in the 2nd Battalion 11th Field Artillery at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, from 1993 to1996, in successive positions as the Battalion Fire Support Officer; Battery Fire Direction Officer; Firing Battery Executive Officer; and Headquarters Executive Officer. Following the Field Artillery Advanced Course and Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Burnley was assigned to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where he served at the U.S. Field Artillery School from 1997 to 2001 as a Field Artillery Officer Basic Course Instructor and Battery Commander. As a U.S. Army Reserve Officer from 2004 to 2006, Burnley served as a Brigade S-1 and then transitioned to Army Human Resources Command in Alexandria, Virginia, where he returned to active duty and served initially as the Operations Officer for the Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operations Center from 2006 to 2008. He then served with the 82nd Logistics Support Element at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, from 2008 to 2010 where he deployed as the Brigade Logistics Support Team Chief for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In 2010, Burnley was assigned as the Army Training Munitions Branch Chief and the Executive Officer for the Army G-3/5/7 Training Directorate. In 2012, Burnley assumed command of the 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade in Afghanistan. Following battalion command he served as the Logistics Support Division Chief for the National Capital Region and in 2015 attended the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy. Upon graduation, Burnley served as the Assistant for Deployment and Distribution for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics). From 2018 to 2020, he served as the commander of Tooele Army Depot, Utah.

His military education and training includes the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Support Operations Course, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Field Artillery Officer Advanced Course, and the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course.

Awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), National Defense Service Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd award), Combat Action Badge, Secretary of Defense Badge, Army Staff Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Ranger Tab.