LtC Jacqueline Burns

Active Duty, Cyberspace Officer

  • Hometown: New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
  • Current Location: Tinker AFB, Oklahoma
  • Injury or Illness: PTSD, Poly-Trauma

A little about Me

Lieutenant Colonel Burns commissioned in the Air Force in 1995, serving as a software program analyst on the E-3 AWACS Command and Control Aircraft. During her deployment to Kuwait in support of Op-eration Iraqi Freedom she was instrumental in the installation of a $9 million satellite system that provided a 620% increase in data capacity for the base. This increased capability would be vital as the base populace would rise from 2,500 to over 13,000 coalition forces in a very short period of time. She says the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2) jump-started her road to recovery, pushing her to seek out opportunities to mentor other Wounded Warriors and to be an Ambassador for the AFW2 Program. She says, “I believe there is much to be done to educate our force on AFW2 and the outstanding contributions from the staff, coaches and volunteers. As a twice-graduated squadron commander, I'd like to speak to new commanders about the program, shaping policy and the overall culture in the DoD. I am a new person now and eternally grateful to the AFW2. Together we represent resiliency, strength, compas-sion and an enduring spirit that I hope will inspire the next generation of warriors to keep on fighting.”

Awards and Decorations

  •  Bronze Star Medal
  •  Joint Service Achievement Medal
  •  Meritorious Service Medal
  •  Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  •  AF Commendation Medal
  •  Navy Achievement Medal