TSgt Mitch Burns

TSgt B - New

Technical Sergeant Mitch M. Burns is the Noncommissioned Officer In-Charge of Personnel at Detachment 130, based at Howard University, Washington, D.C.

His area of responsibility covers 8 universities to include Howard University, Catholic University, Trinity University, American University, Marymount University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, and the University of the District of Columbia.

Technical Sergeant Burns enlisted in the Air Force as an Airman Basic in November of 2005. He enlisted as a Personnellist, and has held various duty titles such as NCOIC of Promotions, NCOIC of Student Assignments, and NCOIC of Evaluations and more.

In his last duty station of Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, TX he worked in the Force Management Office of the Military Personnel Section.


2011  Airman Leadership School, Andersen AFB, Guam

2017 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Joint Base San Antonio, Lackland AFB


1. November 2005 - December 2005, Student, 320th Training Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, TX.
2. January 2006 - February 2006, Student, 335rd Training Squadron, Keesler AFB, MS
3. February 2006 - February 2010, Force Management Journeyman, 341st Mission Personnel Flight, Malmstrom AFB, MT                                                                                4.
 February 2010 - February 2011, Outbound Assignments Journeyman, 51st Force Support Squadron, Osan ABS, South Korea.
5. February 2011 - February 2014, NCOIC of Promotions, 36th Force Support Squadron, Andersen AFB, Guam
6. February 2014 - October 2017, NCOIC of Evaluations, 802nd Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, TX.
7. October 2017- Present, NCOIC of Personnel, Detachment 130, Howard University, Washington D.C.

Major Awards and Decorations

Air Force Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters

AF Outstanding Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters

AF Organizational Excellence Award

AF Good Conduct Medal with three oak leaf clusters

National Defense Service Medal

Iraq Campaign Medal

Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Korean Defense Service Medal

Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal

AF Overseas Ribbon Short

AF Overseas Ribbon Long

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border

AF Longevity Service with two oak leaf clusters

USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon

AF Training Ribbon

Effective Dates of Promotion

Airman Basic               Nov. 15, 2005
Airman                         May 15, 2006
Airman First Class       Mar. 15, 2007
Senior Airman              May 15, 2008
Staff Sergeant              Dec. 1, 2010
Technical Sergeant      Mar. 1, 2016


(Current as of February 2019)