Junior Advisor


LT Casey Burgener is a native of Bonsall, CA, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Physics with a minor in Mathematics. Following his commissioning in April of 2012, he began the submarine officer training pipeline at Nuclear Power School in Charleston, SC. Upon graduation from Nuclear Power School, he attended the Submarine Officer Basic Course in Groton, CT, and completed his training back in Charleston, SC on the MTS-635 S5W Prototype. LT Burgener reported to the USS NORTH CAROLINA (SSN-777) in October of 2013.

While on the USS NORTH CAROLINA, LT Burgener served as the Main Propulsion Assistant, Reactor Control Assistant, Communications Officer, and Assistant Operations Officer with collateral duties of Ship’s Diving Officer and EKMS Manager. On the most recent Western Pacific deployment, he stood watch as Junior Officer of the Deck.

LT Burgener currently serves as an assistant professor of Naval Science, Nuclear Power Officer, Command Fitness Leader, Foreign Languages Officer, Advancement Testing Officer, and Academics Officer at NROTC University of Michigan. LT Burgener is authorized to wear the following: Navy Achievement Medal (3) and the Sea Service Ribbon (2).

LT Burgener is happily married to the former Natalie J. Woolfolk from Annapolis, MD, and is a proud father of their son, Brock.