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Marines


Biography

 

Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin A. Burgeson
Commanding Officer
Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 41

Lieutenant Colonel B. A. Burgeson grew up in Spearfish, South Dakota.  In 2002, he graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Finance. In 2003, he enlisted in the US Marine Corps and reported to MCRD San Diego, California for Recruit Training.  He served as a Field Radio Operator and Multi-Channel Radio Operator with 5th Marine Regiment at Camp Pendleton, California, deploying in 2005 with 1st Battalion, 5th Marines to Ramadi, Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.
    
In 2005, Corporal Burgeson reported to Officer Candidate School and The Basic School (TBS). Following TBS, he reported to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron-11 (Reinforced), MCAS Miramar, California for On-the-Job Training (OJT) before reporting to Naval Supply Corps School in Athens, Georgia for Aviation Supply Officer Basic Qualification Course (BQC).  Upon the completion of BQC in 2006, he reported to MALS-16 at MCAS Miramar and served as the MAG Fiscal Officer and the: Squadron Support, Supply Accounting, and Supply Response Division Officer. While at MAG-16, he earned the CH-53E Aerial Observer aircrew designation with HMH-462.  In 2008, First Lieutenant Burgeson deployed with HMM-165(Reinforced) aboard the USS PELELIU (LHA-5), as the ACE MALS Det OIC for the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). Upon return from deployment, First Lieutenant Burgeson reported to the Deputy Commandant for Aviation as the Deputy Director of Logistics for the UH-1Y/AH-1Z Fleet Integration Team (FIT) at MCAS Camp Pendleton, California. In this position he earned his Acquisition Professional Candidate MOS (8057) and certifications in Program Management and Lifecycle Logistics.

In 2011, Captain Burgeson transferred to the Reserve Component and affiliated with Marine Air Control Squadron-23 at Buckley AFB, Colorado while he simultaneously earned a Master of Business Administration degree at the University of Wyoming. In 2013, Captain Burgeson moved to Houston, Texas and affiliated with Readiness Support Program 5 (RSP-5) where he served as site OIC at the El Paso, Texas location.  In early 2015, Captain Burgeson joined MALS-41 in Ft Worth, Texas as the Aviation Supply Officer and later became the MALS-41 Executive Officer, a position he held until he left the squadron in early 2020.  In January 2020, Major Burgeson affiliated with the Marine Corps IMA Detachment at NORAD/USNORTHCOM in Colorado Springs, Colorado as a Joint Logistics Operations Officer.  From July 2020 to June 2022, Major Burgeson mobilized to serve as NORAD/USNORTHCOM’s Joint Petroleum Officer.  

Lieutenant Colonel Burgeson has completed Expeditionary Warfare School (DEP) and Air Command and Staff College (DEP).  His personal decorations include: Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (x2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal (x3), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (x2), Armed Forces Reserve Medal.

In his civilian employment, Lieutenant Colonel Burgeson is a Project Manager at Northrop Grumman in Aurora, Colorado.