Lieutenant Colonel Drew Dukett became the commander of the 108th Sustainment Brigade March 2012. In his previous assignment, he served as the 108th’s deputy commanding officer from 2011 to 2012.
LTC Dukett has more than 31 years of military service. He enlisted as a forward observer (13F) in the active duty Army in 1980. He was stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., for two years and Mannheim, Germany for an additional two years.
LTC Dukett then joined the Illinois Army National Guard in 1985 and achieved the rank of staff sergeant prior to attending Officer Candidate School, where he received his commission as a second lieutenant January 1, 1990. As an officer his first assignment was as a platoon leader in the 126th Service and Support Company in Quincy where he served for five years.
LTC Dukett has deployed twice; first in 2003 as a military historian in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. LTC Dukett is the only member of the Illinois Army National Guard who possesses the 5X additional skill
Lieutenant Colonel Drew Dukett
108th Sustainment Brigade,
Illinois Army National Guard
identifier which is a qualified military historian. In 2010 LTC Dukett deployed with the Bilateral Embedded Support Team A-5 to Afghanistan with the 1st Armored Polish Brigade in Ghazni Province as the deputy plans and operations officer.
LTC Dukett’s military education includes Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, Ordnance and Quartermaster Officer Advance Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Primary Leadership Development Instructor Course, Nuclear Biological Chemical Defense Course, Combined Arms Service Staff School, Ordnance Advanced Course, Command and General Staff Course, Multi-National Logistics Course, Combat Service Support Pre-Command Course, Joint Logistics Course and is currently enrolled in the U.S. Army War College.
LTC Dukett’s civilian education includes an associate’s degree in general studies from Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, Ill., a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Western Illinois University, Macomb, Ill., and a master’s degree in military history from American Military University.
LTC Dukett’s awards include the Bronze Star medal, the Polish Bronze Star medal, Poland’s Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit, the Meritorious Service medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation medal with two oak leaf clusters, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal with one star, NATO Medal (ISAF-Afghanistan), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3), Humanitarian Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Combat Action Badge, Afghanistan Service Medal, Reserve Component Achievement Medal (with seven oak leaf clusters), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Illinois Abraham Lincoln Medal of Freedom (2), the Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster and various other service medals spanning 31 years of service.
Command Sergeant Major John Burns was assigned to the 108th
Sustainment Brigade as its senior enlisted adviser on June 1, 2009. Prior to
his current assignment he was the senior enlisted adviser of the 644th Personnel
Services Battalion for more than two years.
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 twenty years in the infantry before becoming
battalion and ultimately the brigade senior enlisted adviser for units in the
108th Sustainment Brigade.
CSM Burns has deployed to the Republic of the Philippines in
1988 for one month, Aruba in 1995, Germany in 2002 for six months , Bulgaria in
2004 and Iraq in 2005 for 11 months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom
CSM Burns' civilian education includes a bachelor's degree in
general studies from Southern Illinois University, and a Master's degree in
History from Sangamon State University. His Military education includes several
levels of noncommissioned officer development training, Air assault, the Army
First Sergeant Course and the U.S. Amy Sergeant Major Academy.
CSM Burns awards include Meritorious Service Medal, Army
Commendation Medal (8), Army Achievement Medal (5) Good Conduct Medal 7th Award,
Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2), Iraqi
Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service
Medal (2), Armed Forces Reserve Medal with �M� device (2), NCO Professional
Development Ribbon (4), Army Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas
Training Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, German Armed Forces Marksmanship Badge
(Gold), German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency (Bronze), Air Assault
badge and numerous Citations and Letters of Commendation, Appreciation and Merit