Robert P. Burke
Admiral Robert P. Burke in June 2019
|Born||August 6, 1961|
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
|Service/||United States Navy|
|Commands held||Vice Chief of Naval Operations|
Chief of Naval Personnel
Submarine Group 8
USS Hampton (SSN-767)
|Awards||Navy Distinguished Service Medal|
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (5)
Robert Peter Burke is an admiral in the United States Navy. He has served as Vice Chief of Naval Operations since 10 June 2019, having previously served as the 58th Chief of Naval Personnel from 27 May 2016 to 23 May 2019.
Early life and education
Burke's operational assignments include service in both attack and ballistic missile submarines, including USS Von Steuben (SSBN-632), USS Maryland (SSBN-738), and USS Bremerton (SSN-698). He has deployed to the Arctic, North Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Western Pacific.
Burke commanded USS Hampton (SSN-767) in Norfolk, Virginia, and was commodore of Submarine Development Squadron (DEVRON) 12 in Groton, Connecticut. During his tenure as commanding officer, Burke was recognized by the United States Submarine League with the Jack Darby Award for Leadership for 2004, and the Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Award for Inspirational Leadership for 2005.
Burke's staff assignments included tours as an instructor and director of the Officer Department Electrical Engineering Division at Naval Nuclear Power School in Orlando, Florida; junior board member on the Pacific Fleet Nuclear Propulsion Examining Board; and as the Submarine Officer Community manager/Nuclear Officer Program manager in the office of the Director, Military Personnel Plans and Policy Division (N13).
Following command, Burke held assignments as senior member, Tactical Readiness Evaluation Team, on the staff of Commander, Submarine Force, United States Atlantic Fleet; as the deputy director for Operations, Strategy and Policy Directorate (J5), at United States Joint Forces Command; as the division director, Submarine/Nuclear Power Distribution (PERS-42) and Nuclear Propulsion Program Manager (N133), Director, Joint and Fleet Operations (N3/N5), United States Fleet Forces Command and most recently as deputy commander, United States Sixth Fleet, director of Operations (N3), United States Naval Forces Europe-Africa and commander, Submarine Group 8.
Awards and decorations
|Officer Submarine Warfare insignia|
|Navy Distinguished Service Medal||Defense Superior Service Medal||Legion of Merit with four gold award stars|
|Meritorious Service Medal with two award stars||Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two award stars||Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with two award stars|
|Joint Meritorious Unit Award||Coast Guard Unit Commendation with "O" device||Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation with two bronze service stars|
|Navy E Ribbon (2 awards)||Navy Expeditionary Medal||National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star|
|Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal||Global War on Terrorism Service Medal||Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with three service stars|
|Navy Arctic Service Ribbon||Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon with service star||Navy Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon|
|Silver SSBN Deterrent Patrol insignia|
|Command at Sea insignia|
The Naval Submarine League recognized Burke with the Jack Darby Award for Leadership in 2004. Burke also received the Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Award for Inspirational Leadership in 2005.
- "PN1785 — Navy". U.S. Congress. September 28, 1994. Archived from the original on March 22, 2019. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
- "Adm. Robert Burke Now Vice Chief of Naval Operations". June 11, 2019. Archived from the original on June 13, 2019. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
- "2005 VADM James Stockdale Leadership Award Winners". September 15, 2005. Archived from the original on September 13, 2017. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
William F. Moran
| Vice Chief of Naval Operations