Ashore, CAPT Burd served with the HSL-40 Airwolves as a Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) Flight Instructor and was recognized as squadron Pilot of the Year in 2001 and 2002. Prior to command, he completed a tour in Washington, D.C. on the Joint Staff, Operations Directorate (J-3), Operations Team 3 in the National Military Command Center. Following command, he served in Millington, TN as PERS-43 Deputy Director and Head Air Combat Placement Officer. Selected for “Bonus” command, CAPT Burd served as Commanding Officer of HSM-40 from April 2014 to August 2015, during which time the Airwolves earned the 2014 CDR Theodore G. Ellyson Award for FRS Aviator Production Excellence. He assumed the duties of Deputy Commander, Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Atlantic in September 2015 and took command as the Wing’s 19th Commodore in May 2017.
CAPT Burd has accumulated more than 3,800 mishap-free flight hours. He is a Joint Qualified Officer and personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3), Air Medal (single action and strike/flight awards), Navy Commendation Medal (4), Navy Achievement Medal (3), and numerous unit and campaign awards.