Friday, March 22, 2019
Mr. Stephen W. Brooks - Deputy to the Garrison Commander Mr. John Burns
Acting Deputy to the Garrison Commander


On August 5, 2018, Mr. Burns was appointed as the Acting Deputy to the Garrison Commander.  He is the senior civilian advisor to the Garrison Commander. 

Previous civilian service assignments were Director of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS) USAG Fort Belvoir; Director DPTMS USAG Bavaria; Supervisor Plans and Operations / Deputy Director DPTMS USAG Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Deputy Chief of Operations DPTMS USAG Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Supervisor Plans and Operations USAG Garmisch, Germany; Plans Specialist USAG Grafenwoehr, Germany; and Program Manager (Base Operations) USAG Grafenwoehr, Germany with duty at Rose Barracks (Special Assignment).

Prior to civilian service, he served 29 years (active and reserve) as an enlisted Soldier with assignments in Europe, Pacific and the United States.  His military assignments include: Command Sergeants Major, 100th ASG/USAG Grafenwoehr, Installation Management Agency/Command Grafenwoehr, Germany; Command Sergeant Major, 84th Chemical Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Brigade Operations Sergeants Major, 3rd Chemical Bridge, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Activity Sergeants Major, Johnston Island; and First Sergeant, Bravo Company 82nd Chemical Battalion, Fort McClellan, Alabama.

Mr. Burns earned a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science/Management from Drury University Springfield, Missouri.  He received the Departmental Recognition Award for Scholarly Achievement presented by the Science Faculty of the Mid-Missouri Region and distinguished Graduate of the Technical Escort Course, Master Fitness Trainer Course, Chemical Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Air Assault Course and the Drill Sergeant Course. Also, he is a graduate of the Garrison Command Sergeants Major Course Army Management Staff College and the Cost Management Course.

He has received numerous achievement awards, including the Superior Civilian Service Award, Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Army Commendation Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters. He is Airborne, Air Assault, and Rappel Master Qualified.

Mr. Burns is married and has two children and three grandchildren.

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