Ms. Karen Burke
(Acting) JPM CBRN Special Operations Forces (SOF)
Ms. Burke is the Acting Joint Project Manager (JPM) for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Special Operations Forces (SOF). In this position, she serves as the senior civilian leading and directing daily business operations to rapidly acquire and equip the Special Operations and Special Purpose Forces with critical, capability-gap-filling, CBRN defense equipment necessary for mission success. Prior to joining JPEO-CBRND, Ms. Burke was the Soldier and Squad Science & Technology (S&T) Portfolio Director in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology. Ms. Burke holds a Bachelor degree in Research Psychology from Framingham State College and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from Western New England College and the Naval Postgraduate School. She is certified in Program Management & Systems Engineering and Science & Technology Management and is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps since 2003.