About Joe Burlas

Joe Burlas standing next to a Zlin 242 N242MZ the first aircraft he ever flew

Professional Summary

Joe Burlas is a social entrepreneur, independent consultant, leader, pilot, information technology specialist, and U.S. Army Veteran. He graduated from Lewis University earning his Bachelor of Science in Aviation Security with a minor in Aviation Administration and Master of Science in Aviation Transportation Management. He also holds a pilot certificate from the FAA (ASEL), a CompTIA Security+ certificate, and is a Microsoft Certified Professional. Currently Joe has used his love of Aviation and technology to co-found Burlas Aviation Inc. (Dba The Hope 100), a 501(c)(3) pending organization registered in the state of Illinois whose mission is "to promote Aviation to the general public through education and direct engagement while using Aviation as a platform to benefit other charitable causes that alleviate human suffering".

A list of Joe's awards, publications, and an updated copy of his resume can be found below. 

Professional Awards

Military Awards: Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with "M" Device, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge, National Defense Medal, Overseas Ribbon, and Soldier of the Quarter Award.

Civilian Awards: National Intercollegiate Flying Association's Men's Achievement Award (2nd Place) in recognition of academic accomplishments, aviation involvement and community service.

Organizational Affiliations

2-12 Cavalry Regiment Soldiers Association, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association, Alpha Eta Rho International Aviation Fraternity, American Association of Airport Executives, The American Legion, National Intercollegiate Flying Association, Student Veterans of American, Veterans of Foreign Wars

Alpha Eta Rho (AHP) International Aviation Fraternity Logo and Wings   National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Logo and Wings United States Army 12th Cavalry Regiment Association Crossed Sabers Logo Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Logo and Wings    Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Logo and Emblem
American Legion Logo and Emblem            Student Veterans Association Logo and Seal
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Accounting, Aircraft Accident Investigation, Art, Aviation, Business, Cars, Computers, Computer Hardware, Cooking, Ethical Hacking, Flight Management, Flight Training, Flight Safety, Flying, Gaming, Human Factors in Aviation, Information Systems Security, Investing, Management, Music, Network Security, Networking, New Technologies, Nonprofit Organization Management, Physics, Politics, Process Management, Programming, Reading, Social Engineering, Social Responsibility, Strategic Implementation of Depreciated Technologies, Technical Writing, Travel, Web Applications Development, World Culture, Writing
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