Master Chief Legalman
Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
United States Navy (Ret.)
A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Master Chief Burnett enlisted in the US Navy on March 2, 1982 and completed recruit training in Orlando, Florida. After completing basic training, he attended Yeoman “A” School at Meridian, Mississippi, where he graduated with honors. Master Chief Burnett was selected for conversion to the Legalman rating in March 1986. He graduated from Naval Justice School, Newport, Rhode Island, and the Legalman/Court Reporting course in June 1986. Master Chief Burnett’s first duty assignment was with Commander, Amphibious Group ONE, Okinawa, Japan, where he completed numerous deployments on board USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19), homeported in Yokosuka, Japan, and other amphibious assault ships throughout the Pacific. Other assignments included Naval Security Group Activity, Adak, Alaska; Naval Legal Service Office Detachment at Bangor, Washington; Naval Legal Service Office Detachment, Diego Garcia; and Naval Mobile Construction Battalion FIVE, where he served as Independent Duty Legalman and, notably, was selected as Seabee of the Year for 1992. Further assignments included Service School Command, Naval Training Center, San Diego, California, and Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego.
Master Chief Burnett was selected to fill a demanding E-9 billet as Senior Enlisted Advisor and Administrative Officer at Naval Legal Service Office North Central, Washington, D.C., and entered the United States Navy Senior Enlisted Academy in Newport, Rhode Island, Class 89, GOLD Group, on December 15, 1999.
Master Chief Burnett served as Independent Duty Legalman at Naval Health Clinic, Quantico, Virginia, from February 3, 2003 to July 11, 2005, where he deployed on board the hospital ship, USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), from March 8, 2003 to April 29, 2003, in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom and the war on terrorism.
Master Chief Burnett served as Senior Enlisted Advisor and Administrative Officer for Naval Legal Service Office, Pacific from August 2005 to August 2007, and where he was selected to Master Chief Petty Officer Legalman in the spring of 2007.
As part of his distinguished management career, Master Chief Burnett led planning, staffing, technology, and operations while serving with the US Navy. He served at Commander, Naval Legal Service Command, and at the Office of the Judge Advocate General, Washington, D.C., from September 2007 until September 2008. Burnett is an expert in cross-functional team building and leadership, multi-cultural communications, change management, organization development, and quality/performance improvement. His outstanding performance of duties spanned 29 years of honorable and dedicated service, and he retired from active duty on June 30, 2011. He has traveled, lived, and worked in more than ten countries worldwide.
Master Chief Burnett’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (eight awards), Navy Achievement Medal (four awards), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Battle Efficiency Ribbon (two awards), Good Conduct Medal (eight awards), National Defense Service Medal (two awards), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary & Service Medals, Humanitarian Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (three awards), Navy & Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon (two awards), and Navy Rifle Sharpshooter & Pistol Sharpshooter Ribbons. He is also a qualified Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist.
In 2017, Master Chief Burnett founded Title Land Edification LLC, where he is the owner and principal investigator. If taxpaying consumers purchased or refinanced any real property in the United States since 1997, Master Chief Burnett recognized a need to provide customers with business commercial information anywhere in the US, a mortgage loan services solution verification tool to detect or prevent mortgage origination fraud and escrow wire fraud by tracking fraudulent conveyance of purported servicing rights of mortgage loans and transferable electronic records or eNotes (equivalent to paper promissory notes and documents of title), originated and registered in the financial institutions’ member-based National Mortgage Rights Registry commonly known as Mortgage Electronic Registration System, Inc. (MERS)® System by identifying the chain of ownership and prevent title insurance fraud, escrow accounting and settlement fraud, and foreclosure fraud associated with the MERS® System during the residential end-to-end mortgage loan origination and closing process.