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Commander David L. Burkett
Executive Officer

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Commander David L. Burkett is a native of New York.  He graduated from the University of Rochester in 2001 with a degree in History.  

His sea duty assignments include Damage Control Assistant, Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer, and Navigator aboard USS RUSSELL (DDG 59); Operations Officer aboard USS DECATUR (DDG 73); and Operations Officer for Commander, Destroyer Squadron 23. 
 
Ashore, Commander Burkett served as a daily Operations Briefer on the Chief of Naval Operations Staff; Flag Aide to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5); Military Advisor to the Office of Counter proliferation Initiatives at the U.S. Department of State (ISN/CPI); and as an Instructor at Surface Warfare Officers School.
 
CDR Burkett earned his Master in Public Administration from Harvard University in 2016.  He assumed his current position as Executive Officer, USS THE SULLIVANS (DDG 68) in October 2018.