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Rear Admiral John S. Burhoe


Rear Admiral J. Scott Burhoe currently serves as the 39th Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He reported to this position from Coast Guard Headquarters where he served as Assistant Commandant for Governmental and Public Affairs.

Prior to his position at CG Headquarters, he served as Commanding Officer at Training Center Yorktown, Virginia. Yorktown is the same place he earned his commission after graduating from Officer Candidate School in 1977. His first assignment out of OCS was to lead the USCG Ceremonial Honor Guard in Washington, DC. 

In over 30 years of public service, he has served in a variety of operational and staff assignments including Executive Officer and Alternate Captain of the Port, Coast Guard Station New London, CT, Commanding Officer, Station Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Group Commander, Group Sandy Hook, NJ. 

Rear Admiral Burhoe's staff assignments have been focused primarily in the human resource specialty at Training Center Cape May, the USCG Academy with the Leadership Development Center, Training Center Yorktown, VA, Coast Guard Headquarters, and as the Chief of the Officer Personnel Management Division at the Coast Guard Personnel Command.

He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology, and earned a Master of Public Administration from The American University in Washington, DC. He was recently selected to serve as the 10th President of Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, VA.  His awards include the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, three Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medals, and three Coast Guard Commendation Medals.

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