UNCMAC Secretary

Colonel Burke Hamilton

Colonel Hamilton was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He earned a commission in Armor from the United States Military Academy in 1991. He has commanded a tank company, a headquarters company, and he has been a tank battalion operations officer in Korea. He earned a master’s degree in Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu. Colonel Hamilton has also served as a foreign area officer for North East Asia.

EDUCATION

1989 Air Assault School 1990 Airborne School
1991 Bachelor of Science degree, West Point, NY 1991 Armor Officer Basic Course
1996 Armor Officer Advanced Course
2003 Master of Asian Studies, Honolulu, HI 2004 Air Command and Staff College
2014 Joint and Combined War Fighting College 2015 US Army War College 

ASSIGNMENTS

1992 Third Armored Cavalry Regiment, Tank Platoon Leader 1993 Third Armored Cavalry Regiment, Support Platoon Leader 1994 Third Armored Cavalry Regiment Tank Company XO
1995 Third Armored Cavalry Regiment, Squadron Maintenance Officer 1996 Second Infantry Division, Tank Company Commander
1998 Second Infantry Division, Headquarters Company Commander 1999 Second Infantry Division, Armor Battalion S-3 Operations Officer
2004 USTRADOC Liaison officer to the South Korean Training and Doctrine Command 2006 ROK-US Combined Forces Command CJ35 Ground/FAO Planner
2008 ROK-US Combined Forces Command Deputy Commander’s XO 2010 USF-I Political Advisor’s Executive Officer
2011 United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission Assistant Secretary 2014 Office of Defense Cooperation Turkey Security Cooperation Director
2016 USF-J, J5 Director for Plans and Policy
2018 United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission Secretary

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Bronze Star Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal, with two oak leaf clusters (3rd Award) Meritorious Service Medal, with oak leaf cluster (2nd Award)

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant June 1, 1991
1st Lieutenant June 1, 1993
Captain June 1, 1995
Major May 1, 2002
Lieutenant Colonel April 1, 2008
Colonel February 1, 2014