Master Chief Burchette was born in Baltimore, MD and is a 1991 graduate of Berea High School, Berea, OH. He enlisted in the Navy in September 1991, and attended Recruit Training and Interior Communications (IC) “A” School in San Diego, CA, advancing to Petty Officer Third Class, and continuing his training at Basic Enlisted Submarine School in Groton, CT.
In September 1992, Master Chief Burchette reported onboard USS OKLAHOMA CITY (SSN 723) in Norfolk, VA. During his assignment, he completed Submarine Warfare Qualifications, advanced to Petty Officer Second Class, and completed a Mediterranean Sea/Arabian Gulf deployment. In July 1996, following a submarine force rating merger, he was converted to Electronics Technician Second Class.
In November 1996, Master Chief Burchette graduated from the United States Air Force Law Enforcement Academy at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX and assigned to Commander, Submarine Base Kings Bay, Police Patrols Division in St. Mary’s, GA.
In March 2000, Master Chief Burchette graduated Submarine Electronic Warfare Technician training at Naval Submarine School Groton, CT and reported onboard USS HAMPTON (SSN 767) in Norfolk, VA. There he completed two deployments to the Northern Atlantic, including ICEX 2004, and one deployment to the Mediterranean Sea, and advanced to Petty Officer First Class.
In June 2004, he transferred to Fleet Technical Support Center, Norfolk, VA, later becoming Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center, and advanced to Chief Petty Officer in September 2004.
In July 2007, he was assigned as the Communications Leading Chief Petty Officer onboard the USS NORFOLK (SSN 714), and completed a CENTCOM deployment. While aboard USS NORFOLK (SSN 714), Master Chief Burchette was selected to fill a critical, gapped LAN Administrator billet. He graduated from the Journeyman Networking Core and the Advanced Network Analyst courses, subsequently returning to USS NORFOLK (SSN 714) and completed a second CENTCOM deployment.
In April 2011, Master Chief Burchette reported to Commander, Submarine Forces, Atlantic where he was a member of the Tactical Readiness Evaluation Team.
Master Chief Burchette is a Graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy & Command Leadership School, Newport, RI.
Master Chief Burchette's personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, (seven awards), and various personal and unit awards.