FACTSHEET | March 3, 2020

Travis J. Burchett

Tennessee Ambassador

Name:  Travis Burchett

Hometown:  Chapmansboro

E-mail Address:  burchetttj@hotmail.com   

Business Position:  Regional Officer, Service to the Armed Forces, American Red Cross

Civilian Education:  Creighton University, Doctor of Education (Interdisciplinary Leadership), expected Spring 2023; Texas A&M University, Master of Education (Curriculum & Instruction), 2011; Morehead State University, Bachelor of Arts (History), 1992

Organizations/Clubs/Philanthropies: The American Legion, Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels (Life Member), Veterans of Foreign Wars, Military Officer’s Association of America, Association of the United States Army  

Military Retirement Rank, Service and Key Positions: Retired – 31 August 2014, Lieutenant Colonel; Deputy Commander for Administration/Executive Officer, Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center; Battalion Commander, Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Name of Spouse and Children: Wife – Lori; Children – Joshua, Zachary, Abigail, Shelby, Noah and Rachel

Army Reserve Ambassador Burchett, a retired Lieutenant Colonel, served in the Army for over 21 years in various assignments.  His assignments included Platoon Leader, Company Commander (two companies), command of three hospital battalions, Medical Center Executive Officer and combat service in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait.  Additionally, he served as the commander of the Medical Recruiting Company in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

Ambassador Burchett is a graduate of Morehead State University, A.B., History and Texas A&M University, M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction.  He is currently pursuing his doctorate in Interdisciplinary Leadership from Creighton University.  He currently serves as the Regional Service to the Armed Forces Officer for the Tennessee Region of the American Red Cross.