Senior executive responsible for formulating Department supply chain management policies, ensuring that supply chain functions are integrated with other key enterprise management functions, formulation of supplier relationship management and sourcing strategies that best leverage industry capabilities consistent with Veteran service delivery models and Department resources, developing supply chain management training and professional development strategies, and sponsorship (business owner) of enterprise logistics information technology requirements. He retired from the U.S. Army as a Colonel in 2003. After retiring from military service, he joined the commercial sector and served in a variety of senior executive positions with profit and loss, corporate growth, and customer service responsibilities.
During his military career Mr. Burgess held a variety of operational (tactical) command and staff assignments, as well as high visibility industrial and program management assignments managing both U.S. Army and joint military programs. Key assignments included: Program Manager of DoD’s first and largest implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system; Deputy Executive Director for Business Systems Reengineering, Defense Logistics Agency; Depot Commander; Headquarters, Department of the Army Training Readiness Officer; and U.S. Army Ammunition Program Manager.