Advertisement

You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

One-star general nominated to get third star

Nov. 25, 2013 - 06:00AM   |  
Brig. Gen. Christopher Burne has been nominated to catapult over his second star and get his third star as the next judge advocate general of the Air Force.
Brig. Gen. Christopher Burne has been nominated to catapult over his second star and get his third star as the next judge advocate general of the Air Force. (Air Force)
  • Filed Under

An Air Force one-star general just got nominated for his third star.

Yes, you’re reading that right: Air Force Brig. Gen. Christopher Burne has been nominated to catapult over his second star and get his third star as the next judge advocate general of the Air Force.

If confirmed by the Senate, Burne would start his new job in February, replacing Lt. Gen. Richard Harding, whose retirement is expected but the date has not been announced, according to the Air Force.

“Though uncommon, it’s not unheard of for senior leaders to be selected in this manner,” Air Force spokesman Lt. Col. Allen Herritage said. “Our sister services have done this on occasion as well.”

In early 2008, then Marine Brig. Gen. Joseph Dunford was tapped for his third star. Dunford, who commanded the 5th Marine Regiment during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, is currently in charge of all U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan.

Also in 2008, Rear Adm. (lower half) Robert Harward was nominated for vice admiral and assignment as deputy commander of the now defunct U.S. Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va. Harward later became deputy commander at U.S. Central Command. He retired Nov. 1, according to the Huffington Post.

Answers by RallyPoint

Join trending discussions in the military's #1 professional community. See what members like yourself have to say from across the DoD.

More In Careers

Start your day with a roundup of top defense news.

VA Home Loan
Rates

Search By:

Product Options:
Zip Code:

News for your in-box

Sign up now for free Military Times E-Reports. Choose from Money and Education. Subscribers: log in for premium e-newsletters.


This Week's Navy Times

This Week's Navy Times

Chief season screw-ups
As the focus on professionalism is refined, these four cases may have crossed the line

Subscribe for Print or Digital delivery today!

Classifieds
MilitaryTimes Green Trusted Classifieds Looking to buy, sell and connect on Military Times?
Browse expanded listings across hundreds of military installations.
Faces of valorHonoring those who fought and died in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
hall of valorThe Hall of Valor is a searchable database of valor award citations collected by Doug Sterner, a Vietnam veteran and Military Times contributing editor, and by Military Times staff.
Woman who cried rape
(3 replies)
   Last Post: TJMAC77SP
        May 3, 2014 1:32 PM
   Last Post: garhkal
        May 1, 2014 5:03 PM
Cliven Bundy
(45 replies)
   Last Post: Chief_KO
        Apr 26, 2014 9:49 AM
Handbooks

All you need to know about your military benefits.

Benefits handbook

Guard & Reserve All you need to know about the Guard & Reserve.

guard and reserve handbook