Brigadier General (Retired) JB Burton joined Leidos in November 2015 as Strategic Account Executive / Chief Strategist focused on integrated security solutions to complex national security threats.
Before joining Leidos, JB retired from the United States Army after 31 years of honorable service. His final assignment in uniform was as Commanding General of the United States Army’s 20th CBRNE Command where he led the organizational and operational transformation of the nation’s only fully integrated CBRNE formation responsible for combatting the full range of CBRNE threats and hazards globally.
Commissioned as an Infantry Officer, JB has led combined-arms formations in operational deployments at every stage of his military career. JB’s military service has taken him to Panama, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea and Germany in addition to numerous countries across Europe, Asia and the Middle-East, and a number of diverse assignments within the United States.
His key operational assignments include Deputy Commanding General for the 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic of Korea, where he led transformative approaches to training and readiness for Combatting Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Commanding Officer for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, of the First Infantry Division in Baghdad, Iraq. His key staff assignments include Deputy Director for Operations on the Joint Staff, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, and Deputy Secretary of Defense, Executive Officer to the Deputy under Secretary of the Army, and Director of the Commanding General’s Initiatives Group, HQ United States Army Europe, and NATO Land Component Command-Heidelberg.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Middle Tennessee State University, a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, a Master’s Degree in Military Art and Science from the United States Army’s School of Advanced Military Studies, and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Webster’s University.