Edward A. Burkhalter

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Edward Alan Burkhalter, Jr.
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Edward A. Burkhalter, 1983
Nickname(s) Al
Born 1929
Roanoke, Alabama
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1951–1987
Rank Vice Admiral (retired)
Commands held Naval Intelligence
Other work Burkhalter Associates, Inc., President
SteelCloud, Inc., Chairman of the Board

Vice Admiral Edward Alan Burkhalter, Jr. is a retired U.S. Navy admiral.


Burkhalter was born in Roanoke, Alabama. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated in 1951.

Burkhalter's primary Naval career was in submarines, but the last 10 years of his career focused on intelligence. He served as Chief of Naval Intelligence, Defense Intelligence Agency and later as the DIA's Chief of Staff, and Director of the Intelligence Community Staff, Central Intelligence Agency. He also served as Director of Strategic Operations for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Burkhalter is president of Burkhalter Associates, Inc., a consultancy firm. Burkhalter served on as a director on the board of SteelCloud, Inc. from 1997 to 2007. In July 2006, he became the Chairman of the Board of SteelCloud, Inc.

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