Burwell will be responsible for providing the agency's clients with a variety of crisis-related services, including executive-level crisis communications, litigation PR counsel, pre-crisis communications audits, and post-crisis analysis modeled on the US Army's "after-action" review process.
Burwell served as chief of media operations for the Multi-National Corps during Operation Iraqi Freedom after beginning his Army career as a media relations officer. He also managed the media-embed program, which positioned 1,200 journalists a year, including Katie Couric, Anderson Cooper, and Geraldo Rivera, into combat units. Burwell also served as personal media escort to former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates when he visited Iraq.
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