|Mr. Burgess assumed the duties as Executive Director, Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC) in January 2010. As Executive Director he oversees the day to day operations of over 1,800
employees distributed in multiple locations across the United States responsible for engineering, depot level maintenance and logistics support for all USCG surface forces, including 246 cutters and over 1,800 boats.
Mr. Burgess served as the Director of SFLC from April 2011 through August 2011.
Prior to his becoming the SFLC Executive Director, Mr. Burgess was Chief of the Budget Execution Office of the Coast Guard Deputy Commandant of Mission Support (DCMS-83) where he was responsible for the execution
of the Coast Guard’s entire support budget of over 3.75 billion dollars and developed the financial management infrastructure used to stand up the Coast Guard’s Deputy Commandant for Mission Support organization.
Mr. Burgess honorably served the Coast Guard on active duty for twenty years and retired as a Commander in May, 2001. During his career he served as Commander, Coast Guard Group Moriches where he was responsible for all Coast
Guard missions on the south shore of Long Island. As the Moriches Group Commander, he was the Coast Guard Mission Coordinator for the July 1996 TWA Flight 800 crash response and investigation, one of the largest maritime
disaster responses in United States history. He was personally recognized by President Clinton for his performance and leadership during the extensive response and investigation.
Mr. Burgess graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management. He performed post graduate study at Boston College, where he received a Masters Degree in Business
Administration. Mr. Burgess is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Virginia and is a Certified Government Financial Manager and has earned Program Manager – Level 1 Acquisition Professional Certification.
His active duty awards include three Meritorious Service Medals, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals and the 1997 Coast Guard Foundation Team Achievement Award. Mr. Burgess hails from
Warwick, RI. He and his wife Francoise, a Windsor, CT native, were married in 1989, and have one daughter, Chloe, who is in high school.