Maj. Gen. Robert D. Burke, a National Guard general officer, assumed duties as the Deputy Commanding General of Support of V Corps in January 2021. Prior to his arrival at Fort Knox, Burke served as the deputy chief of staff operations, NATO Multi-National Corps Northeast, Szczecin, Poland, from January 2019 to January 2021.
Burke’s previous command assignments include Commander 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, March 2015 - October 2018 culminating with Pacific Pathways Rotation 18-02, the first time a National Guard Brigade Combat Team mission commanded Pathways. Commander, 1-152 Calvary Squadron, 76th Infantry Brigade, New Albany, Indiana; Iraq, 2007-2009; and commander, 1st Battalion, 151 Infantry, 76th Infantry Brigade, New Albany, Indiana.
As a field grade officer, he was the operations officer for 38th Infantry Division in Indianapolis, Indiana, from March 2014 to February 2015; the deputy brigade commander for the 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Lawrence, Indiana, from December 2011 to February 2013; the joint future operations planner for 81st Troop Command in Indianapolis, Indiana, from December 2009 to June 2011; executive officer, 81st Troop Command, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2011. The assistant brigade operations officer for 76th Infantry Brigade in Indianapolis, Indiana, from August 2005 to September 2006; joint operations officer for 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Camp Phoenix, Afghanistan, from June 2004 to July 2005; and the assistant brigade operations officer for 76th Infantry Brigade.
Burke commissioned as an Armor officer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Norwich University. His military schooling includes the Armor Officer Basic Course, the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Resident Intermediate Level Education at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, the United States Army Command and General Staff College, the United States Army War College, and the Army Senior Leader Development Seminar.
In his civilian career, Burke has been employed with the Indiana State Police since December 1993. After 10 years as a state trooper assigned to Wayne County, Indiana, he assumed duties as a squad sergeant, followed by Pendleton District Commander in 2009. His last assignment prior to taking military leave, Burke was a Captain as the Area V Commander.
Burke’s award and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Iraq and Afghanistan Campaign Medals, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Pathfinder Badge.
Burke has a wife and four children.