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CDR William Burkland

Executive Officer, USS San Diego (LPD 22)

26 October 2023
Commander William Burkland
Commander William Burkland
Commander William Burkland
Commander William Burkland
Commander William Burkland
Photo By: CNSP
VIRIN: 231030-N-N0831-0003
CDR William Burkland is a native of Vernal, Utah and spent his high school years in Huntsville, Alabama.  In 1997, he enlisted in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman, serving various Naval Hospitals and United States Marine Corps units.  He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Electronics, applied to Officer Candidate School, and received his commission as a Surface Warfare Officer in 2008.  In 2012, he earned his Master’s in Business Administration from Brandman University.
His previous sea duty assignments include:  Main Propulsion Officer in USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (FFG 58) and Assistant Weapons Officer in USS NIMITZ (CVN 68).  His Department Head Tours were Combat Systems Officer in USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD 6) and staff tours as Training and Readiness in Amphibious Squadron ELEVEN, forward deployed in Japan, and Force Protection in Destroyer Squadron FIVE-ZERO, forward deployed in Bahrain. 
Ashore CDR Burkland served as Executive Officer Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific, Range Operations and Flag Aide to Commander, Joint Region Marianas Guam, and instructor duty at Surface Warfare Officer’s School.
His personal awards include Navy Commendation Medals, Navy Achievement Medals, Combat Action Ribbon, and various campaign and unit awards.



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