Colonel Drew Dukett assumed duties as the 108th Sustainment Brigade Commander in March 2012. His previous assignment was as 108th Deputy Commander.
COL Dukett has more than 33 years of military service beginning with his enlistment as a forward observer in the Active Army in 1980 with subsequent stationing at Fort Carson, Colorado, and Mannheim, Germany. He joined the Illinois Army National Guard in 1985 and achieved the rank of staff sergeant prior to commissioning January 1, 1990 through the Illinois Army National Guard’s Officer Candidate School.
COL Dukett has held several positions to include platoon leader for the 126th Service and Support Company in Quincy, Illinois; company commander, executive officer and battalion commander for the 232nd Combat Support Battalion in Springfield, Illinois; chief of historical documents
for Coalition Forces Land Component Command at Camp Doha, Kuwait; logistics officer for Detachment 2, 35th Infantry Division; deputy S3, Bilateral Embedded Staff Team A5 in Ghazni, Afghanistan; and support operations officer for the 108th Sustainment Brigade in Chicago.
COL Dukett's professional education includes a master’s degree in military history from American Military University; a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois; and an associate’s degree in general studies from Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Illinois. He is currently enrolled in the U.S. Army War College. COL Dukett is one of two.
Illinois Army National Guard officers who possess the 5X military historian additional skill identifier.
COL Dukett's awards include a Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Good Conduct Medal, Reserve Component Achievement Medal (7 Oak Leaf Clusters), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal,
NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3rd Award), National Defense Service Medal (1 star), NATO Medal (ISAF-Afghanistan), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Polish Bronze Star Medal, Poland’s Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit, Illinois Abraham Lincoln Medal of Freedom (2nd Award) and a Combat Action Badge.
As of October 2013
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Command Sergeant Major John M. Burns assumed duties as the 108th Sustainment Brigade's sergeant major June 1, 2009. His previous assignment was as the 644th Personnel Services Battalion Senior Enlisted Adviser.
CSM Burns enlisted in the Illinois Army National Guard in 1984 as a combat infantryman with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment. He has served in every enlisted leadership position from squad leader to first sergeant during his 22 years in the infantry before becoming the brigade senior enlisted adviser for the 108th Sustainment Brigade.
CSM Burns has served on overseas missions in the Republic of the Philippines, Aruba, and Bulgaria. He deployed to Germany under task Force Sante Fe in 2002 supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. He also deployed for 18 months in 2005-2006 to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is presently deployed to the Kuwait in support of OEF.
CSM Burns civilian education includes an Associate's Degree in Applied Science from Lewis and Clark Community College; Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville; and a Master’s of Arts History Degree from the University of Illinois Springfield. His military education includes several levels of noncommissioned officer development training, Air Assault, Army First Sergeant Course and the U.S. Amy Sergeant Major Academy.
CSM Burns' awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (8 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Good Conduct Medal, Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2 award), Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal (2nd Award), Armed Forces Reserve Medal (M device and 2nd Award), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd Award), Combat Infantryman Badge, Air Assault Badge, German Armed Forces Efficiency Badge (Gold), German Military Sportsmanship Badge (Bronze), Iron Mike Award and numerous citations and letters of commendation, appreciation and merit.
As of June 2014
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