Chief Warrant Officer Five Danny Burns enlisted in the US Army in 1995 as a Mobile System Equipment Operator (31F), attending Basic Training at Fort Jackson, SC. In 2001, he received appointment as an Network Management Technician Warrant Officer (250N), Signal Branch. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Information Technology Management, a Masters of Business Administration in Sports Management and is a distinguished graduate of the Warrant Officer Senior Service Education Course (WOSSE) and the United States Army War College Senior Leader Seminar (SLS).
During his 25 years of active military service, CW5 Burns served in a diverse number of assignments, including peace keeping missions to Bosnia in support of NATO during Operation Joint Endeavor (1996), Operation Joint Guard (1997) and combat operations during Iraqi Freedom I (2003) & III (2005) - supporting 3rd Armored Calvary and 4th Infantry Division, respectively. Mr. Burns’ previous Enlisted assignments include: Small Extension Node Operator, Bravo Company, 440th Signal Battalion, Darmstadt, Germany; Node Center Operator, Alpha Company, 121 Signal Battalion, Kitzingen, Germany; Switching Systems Supervisor, 331st Signal Company, Fort Riley, Kansas; and Senior Network Planner, 534th Signal Company, Fort Carson, Colorado.
Chief Warrant Officer Five Burns' Officer assignments include: Network Management Technician, HHC, 16th Signal Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas; Information Technology Security Designer, Bravo Company, 742nd Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Meade, Maryland; Senior Information Assurance Security Designer, Bravo Company, 741st Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Meade, Maryland; Presidential Communications Officer (PCO), Current Operations Division (COD), White House Communications Agency (WHCA), Washington, DC; Presidential Response Officer, COD, WHCA; Washington, DC; PCO Program Manager, J3 Plans and Policy, WHCA, Washington, DC; Command Chief Warrant Officer, WHCA, Washington, DC; Senior Technical Advisor, WHCA, Washington, DC; Senior Technical Advisor to the Director, Joint Staff, J6, Washington, DC; and is currently the Chief Technology Officer, HQDA, Deputy Chief of Staff - G6, Washington, DC.
Chief Warrant Officer Five Burns' awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal (1 OLC), Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medals (1 OLC), Army Achievement Medals (4 OLC), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Presidential Service Badge, the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, and is a recipient of the Bronze Order of Mercury from the Signal Regimental Corps and Department of the Army CIO/G-6. Mr. Burns is also a distinguished member of the White House Communications Agency's Hall of Fame (2017).
Chief Warrant Officer Five Burns has been married 24 years to Yvonne and they have three children, Taelor (26), Austin (23), Kaitlyn (19) and one grandchild Ella (2).