Auburn University's Burgess inducted into Military Intelligence Corps Hall of Fame

Published: July 16, 2015
Updated: July 17, 2015
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Retired Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess, Auburn University's senior counsel for National Security Programs, Cyber Programs and Military Affairs, has been inducted into the Military Intelligence Corps Hall of Fame at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

Burgess is a former director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, and during his 38-year career, provided leadership and broad strategic vision that contributed to safeguarding national security interests.

"Auburn University is fortunate to have Lt. Gen. Burgess as a senior administrator serving many units on campus, as well as organizations throughout Alabama and across the nation," said John Mason, Auburn University vice president for research and economic development.

"He is regularly called upon by a variety of organizations to share his knowledge and experience gained during his U.S. Army career and time spent in Washington, D.C."

The Military Intelligence Corps Hall of Fame, established in 1988, inducted Burgess and seven other new members June 26. To date, 241 military intelligence professionals have been selected for membership.

Each nomination is judged by a board of active and retired senior officers, warrant officers, noncommissioned officers and professional civilians. The board's recommendations are presented to the chief of the corps who makes the final selection.

Burgess, a 1974 Auburn graduate, joined the university in 2012 to lead its security and cyber initiatives after spending much of his Army career in the upper levels of military intelligence and security. After earning his degree at Auburn and being commissioned in military intelligence through its ROTC program, he received a master's degree in education from the University of Southern California in 1980 and a Master of Military Arts and Science from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in 1986.