|Richard Maxwell Burr|
Major General Rick Burr c.2013
2 June 1964 |
Renmark, South Australia
|Years of service||1982 – present|
|Commands held||Deputy Chief of Army
Deputy Commanding General – Operations
Military Strategic Commitments
Special Air Service Regiment
War in Afghanistan
|Awards||Distinguished Service Cross
Member of the Order of Australia
Member of the Royal Victorian Order
Officer of the Legion of Merit (United States)
Bronze Star (United States)
Major General Richard Maxwell "Rick" Burr DSC, AM, MVO (born 2 June 1964) is a senior officer in the Australian Army. He served as Commander 1st Division from 2011 to 2012, before being appointed the Deputy Commanding General – Operations, United States Army Pacific in January 2013. Burr was succeeded by Major General Gregory Bilton in the latter post in November 2014. He was appointed Deputy Chief of Army in January 2015.
Burr was born in Renmark, South Australia, on 2 June 1964 to Maxwell Henry Burr and Lorelie Ann Morrell. Educated at Renmark High School, Burr entered the Royal Military College, Duntroon as an officer cadet in 1982.
Burr graduated from Duntroon in 1985 with a University of New South Wales accredited Bachelor of Arts, and was commissioned into the Royal Australian Infantry Corps. His first posting came as a platoon commander in the 8th/9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment.
On 21 August 2012, United States Army Secretary John M. McHugh announced that Burr would be seconded to the United States Army, to become Deputy Commander, United States Army Pacific (USARPAC). Burr will supervise training and USARPAC liaison with countries in Southeast Asia and Australasia. He will report to Lieutenant General Frank Wiercinski.
Honours and awards
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|Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)|||
|Member of the Order of Australia (AM)||Awarded 13 June 2011|
|Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO)||Awarded 1 April 2000|
|Australian Active Service Medal|
|Australian Service Medal|
|Defence Force Service Medal with 3 clasps||30–34 years service|
|Australian Defence Medal|
|Officer of the Legion of Merit (United States)||17 November 2014|
|Bronze Star (United States)|||
|NATO Medal for ISAF|
|Meritorious Unit Citation with Federation Star|
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- Inaugural Joint Warfare Conference – Inaugural Joint Warfare Conference 2011
- Australian Army Website, 2013, "US Army Pacific welcomes MAJGEN Burr" (17 January) Access: 29 January 2013.
- Riverland Weekly – Distinguished Service Cross
- It's an Honour – Member of the Order of Australia
- It's an Honour – Member of the Royal Victorian Order
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- Perry, Brad (5 November 2009). "Decorated soldier believes there is no place like home". Riverland Weekly. Archived from the original on 5 March 2011.
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