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Headshot of Colonel Glennie BurksColonel Glennie E. Burks, B.A.’91
Assistant Chief of Staff G3/5, 200th Military Police Command

Colonel Glennie Burks, Military Police, United States Army, 200th Military Police Command is the G3/5, responsible for training and operations for more than 12,000 military police and civilians and provides oversight of an annual budget that exceeds $50 million.

Prior to his current assignment, Burks was the Deputy Assistant Commandant at the U.S. Army Military Police School, where he was responsible for ensuring the Army Reserve’s interests were addressed across the DOTMLF domains. He was the primary advisor to the Military Police Command Commander on Reserves training, education and leader development.

Burks served as the Deputy Defense Coordinating Officer for FEMA Region VI in Denton, Texas. His assignment to U.S. Army North was designated by the Secretary of Defense to coordinate all Department-of-Defense-related activities with other agencies conducting Homeland Defense and Civil Support operations.

During his career, Burks served more than 12 years at Tarrant County (Texas) Juvenile Services, where he was key in the development and implementation of the department’s Sexual Offender Program. Burks has also commanded a company, served as the battalion S3 and the Command Inspector General. Other assignments include Secretary General Staff to the Commanding General, 75th Battle Command Training Division and Deputy Public Affairs Officer at USF-I J9, Iraq.

A resident of Michigan, Burks graduated from Western Michigan University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He also holds a master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University and is a doctoral candidate in environmental policy. Burks graduated from the Military Police Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms and Service Staff School, and the United States Army Command and General Staff College-ILE. He completed fellowships at RAND Arroyo and the Senior Service College at Harvard University.

Burks’ awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Joint Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star Device, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal with two bronze stars, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon and the Parachutist Badge.