Diversity and Inclusion | General Christine Burckle | Great Life, Great Career

May 16, 2019 Scott Miller


Leadership, diversity, and inclusion with General Christine Burckle

This week Great Life, Great Career is honored to be joined by Brigadier General Christine Burckle, Commander of the Utah Air National Guard for a discussion on leadership, diversity, and inclusion in the military and in business.

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Guest Bio:

Brigadier General Christine Burckle is the Assistant Adjutant General - Air and also serves as the Commander of the Utah Air National Guard.  She is responsible for the command, control and operations of plans and programs for more than 1,400 Utah Air National Guard personnel located at the Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Salt Lake City, Utah.  Her broad range of responsibilities include ensuring combat readiness and mission capability of the 151st Air Refueling Wing, which includes three additional mission sets: the 109th Air Control Squadron, the 130th Engineering Installation Squadron, and the 151st Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance Group.  She is also responsible for working with a wide variety of Federal, State and local authorities in all aspects of the operations, personnel, equipment and funding of the Utah Air National Guard.

General Burckle was commissioned in 1988 through the Reserve Officer Training Corp at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  She graduated first in her Undergraduate Navigator Training class at Mather AFB, Calif. in 1990, and served over eight years in the active Air Force at Carswell AFB, Texas and Mountain Home AFB, Idaho.  In August 1996, she joined the Utah Air National Guard as a KC-135 Navigator.  She deployed for Operations Desert Shield/Storm, Uphold Democracy, Joint Forge, Allied Force, and Enduring Freedom.  She was also activated for Operation Noble Eagle.  General Burckle has over 3000 flying hours in the KC-135. Prior to her current position, General Burckle was the Director of Staff, Joint Force Headquarters, Utah Air National Guard. 


Episode breakdown:

  • Meet Gen. Christine Burckle
  • Being a female general in the military
  • From the military to entrepreneurship
  • How to recruit, retain and lift talent
  • Handling moments of disrespect
  • Advice for aspiring leaders

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About the Author

Scott Miller

Scott Miller is a 25-year associate of FranklinCovey and serves as Senior Advisor, Thought Leadership. Scott hosts the world’s largest and fastest-growing podcast/newsletter devoted to leadership development, On Leadership. Additionally, Scott is the author of the multi-week Amazon #1 New Releases, Master Mentors: 30 Transformative Insights From Our Greatest Minds, Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would Follow, and the Wall Street Journal bestseller, Everyone Deserves a Great Manager: The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife and three sons.

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