Lt. Gen. (Ret) Ronald Burgess

Senior Counsel for Research Security & Cyber Initiative

Research Security & Cyber Initiative
Phone Number (334) 844-6140

Lt. Gen. Ron Burgess, a 38-year U.S. Army veteran who spent much of his career in the upper levels of military intelligence and security, is now serving Auburn University as senior counsel for national security programs, cyber programs and military affairs.

A 1974 Auburn graduate, Burgess served as director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency from 2009 until July 2012, prior to his retirement from the Army last September. At Auburn, he coordinates with the university's Office of the Vice President for Research to provide guidance, direction and support for a broad range of interdisciplinary research as an integral part of the Auburn University Cyber Initiative.