Burgess inducted into ROTC National Hall of Fame

Published: June 30, 2016
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Retired Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess, Auburn University’s senior counsel for National Security Programs, Cyber Programs, and Military Affairs, was recently inducted into the ROTC National Hall of Fame by U.S. Army Cadet Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Of the 650,000 Army ROTC graduates, 326 former cadets were selected for the inaugural group of hall of fame inductees. The Hall of Fame induction is awarded to alumni who exemplify leadership through character and service to their country.

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.

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.