Former major general joins UNF Board of Trustees

Christian Ayers

Retired Florida National Guard Maj. Gen. Douglas Burnett Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa, courtesy Florida Guard Online
Retired Florida National Guard Maj. Gen. Douglas Burnett
Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa, courtesy Florida Guard Online

Retired Maj. Gen. Douglas Burnett will replace Bruce Taylor on UNF’s Board of Trustees (BOT). Governor Rick Scott announced Maj. Gen. Burnett’s appointment on July 2.

Burnett has held other board and government positions in Florida, including adjutant general (senior military advisor) to Florida Governors Jeb Bush and Charlie Crist. Governor Scott appointed Burnett to FSCJ’s Board of Trustees in 2011, according to the St. Augustine Record.

Burnett is also the managing member of his company, Doug Burnett & Associates, a management consulting service.

The term for Burnett’s UNF Board membership ends on Jan. 6, 2020.

Burnett, 70, retired from the Florida National Guard in 2010 after 47 years of service, according to the Florida National Guard website. In 22 years, Burnett logged over 20,000 flight hours as a military and commercial airline pilot.

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