Captain Gregory Burton is a native of Salt Lake City, Utah. He enlisted in the United States Navy as a nuclear machinist mate in 1986. Through the Nuclear Enlisted Commissioning Program, he attended the University of New Mexico, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a U.S. Navy commission in 1991.
He earned his submarine dolphins while serving on USS KENTUCKY (SSBN 737)(Gold) and then attended the Naval Postgraduate School, earning a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Additional sea tours include USS WYOMING (SSBN 742)(Blue) and USS MARYLAND (SSBN 738)(Gold). Following his sea tours, Captain Burton became an Engineering Duty Officer in 2003.
His engineering duty tours include: Submarine Deputy Project Superintendent and Project Manager at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility; Submarine Maintenance Branch Head and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard budget analyst on the staff of Commander, United States Fleet Forces Command (USFF); Carrier Deputy Project Superintendent at Norfolk Naval Shipyard; Joint Counter Radio-controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (JCREW) Chief Engineer at United States Forces – Iraq (USF-I); Maintenance Requirements, Readiness, and Improvements Officer on the staff of Commander, Submarine Force, U. S. Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; and Operations and Product Line Officer at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility.
Captain Burton assumed duties as the 47th commander of Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility on July 7, 2017.
His personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medals, Navy Commendation Medals, Navy Achievement Medals, and various campaign and service awards.