Chief Master Sgt. Lance J. Burg is the Command Chief of the 133rd Airlift Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard, St. Paul, Minn. Assuming the responsibility in February 2017, he is the 13th Wing Command Chief and the highest representation of the enlisted force within the wing. Key responsibilities include the development and growth of wing personnel as it pertains to accomplishing both the State and Federal mission. Additionally, Chief Burg is responsible for mission readiness, strategic effective utilization of wing assets and ensuring the welfare and morale of its airmen is at the forefront of decisions made by wing leadership.
Chief Burg started his career in March of 1987, enlisting in the Minnesota Air National Guard’s 133rd Civil Engineering Squadron as Pavement Maintenance/Equipment Operator Specialist. After six years of active participation most notably joint road construction in the Mountains of Honduras and troop exchange and method exchange in Rapid Runway Repair with the British Royal Air Force Chief Burg transferred to the 210th Engineering Installation Squadron to fulfill an equipment operator/trainer shortage. His expertise in equipment operation combined with his education background were significant factor in his selection as the Cable Antenna training NCOIC which led to Superintendent of the Electronic Section and rounding out his service with the organization as the Operations Superintendent, participating in four desert deployments and an active participant in OPERATION SOUTHERN WATCH, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM and HURRACANE KATRINA RELIEF. Additionally, Chief Burg led the 210th EIS to three Air Force Information Dominance Awards and two Outstand Unit Awards and one Outstanding Squadron Awards. In July of the 2013 Chief Burg was selected for a three year Active Duty Stat Tour as the Superintendent of the Joint Cyber Implementation Team with the Defense Information Systems Agency where he led the implementation of over 580 network infrastructure installations and surveys worldwide with a team of 50 geo-graphically separated airmen. His outstanding performance with DISA earned him the Defense Meritorious Service Medal by the Secretary of Defense. In May of 2016, Chief Burg was selected to be the Superintendent of the 109th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron where he concentrated on airmen development as it related process and procedure development and implementation. In February 2017 Chief Burg was selected as the 133rd AW Command Chief.
Chief Burg has been an educator for over 25 years at the elementary, high school and college level with his most notable assignments as strength and conditioning coach and a special education teacher focusing on students with severe behavior and emotional disabilities. He has also owned and operated his own excavation company utilizing the organizational skills developed within the Air National Guard. Chief Burg’s current civilian occupation is a Network Implementation Manager where he oversees the implementation of Department of Defense communication network upgrades.
1988 Bachelor of Science, Education, Northwestern University, Roseville, Minn.
1989 Non-Commissioned Officer Preparatory Military Course (ALS), by correspondence
1990 National Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, Dallas, Texas
1991 Completed Pavement Specialist Craftsman Certification
1992 Masters of Education, Emotional Behavioral Disorders, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.
1993 Completed Cable Installation Specialist Journeyman Certification
1998 Standard Installation Practices Refresher Course, Indian Town GAP, Pa.
2000 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy Course, by correspondence
2000 Engineering Installation Team Chief Academy Course, Indian Town GAP, Pa.
2005 United States Air Force Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Course, by correspondence
2007 Senior Non-Commission Officer Refresher Training, Camp Ripley, Minn.
2011 Joint Senior Enlisted Professional Military Education Course, by correspondence
2011 Chief Executive Course, Pentagon City, Md.
2012 Combat Airman Skills Training Course, Camp Bullis, San Antonio Texas
2013 Defense Information Systems Agency Network Service Course, Ft. Meade, Md.
2014 Network Plus Training Course, Indian Town GAP, Pa.
2016 Associates of Arts, Electronic Systems Technology, Community College of the Air Force
1. May 1987 – July 1987, Student, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. July 1987 – August 1987, Student, Pavement Construction and Maint. Training School, Shepard AFB, Texas
3. September 1987 – May 1993, Pavement Maint. Specialist, 133rd Civil Engineering Squadron, St. Paul, Minn.
4. May 1993 – December 2001, Cable Installation Specialist, MNANG 210th Engineering Installation Squadron, St Paul, Minn.
5. December 2001 – November 2009, Team Chief, MNANG, 210th Engineering Installation, St. Paul, Minn.
6. December 2003 – April 2008, section training NCOIC
7. April 2008 – November 2009, Electronic Section Superintendent
8. November 2009 – May 2015, Operations Superintendent, 210th Engineering Installation Squadron, St. Paul, Minn.
9. March 2012 – December 2012, Engineering Installation Forward Operating Superintendent, Al Udeid AB,
10. July 2013 – September 2016 Joint Cyber Implementation Operations Superintendent Active Duty Stat Tour, Ft Meade, Md.
11. May 2015 – February 2017, Superintendent, 109th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, St. Paul, Minn.
12. February 2017 – Present, Command Chief, 133rd Airlift Wing, St. Paul, Minn.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
STATE AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Minnesota State Good Conduct Ribbon with 8 devices
Minnesota State Service Medal with 5 devices
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Enlisted Association of the National Guard of Minnesota, 2004 - Present
Air Force Sergeants’ Association, 2009 - Present
Air Force Association, 2009 – Present
Veterans of Foreign Wars, 2012 - Present
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Senior Airman Dec. 1, 1988
Staff Sergeant June 1, 1992
Technical Sergeant Oct. 1, 2001
Master Sergeant May 1, 2004
Senior Master Sergeant June 15, 2006
Chief Master Sergeant June 9, 2009
(Current as of April 2017)