Gilmanton Man New Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army


CONCORD — The newest Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) was recognized during a ceremony Tuesday, December 3, in the Executive Council Chambers at the State House.

Peter Burdett, Gilmanton Iron Works, was selected by Secretary of the Army John McHugh to represent the State of New Hampshire.

CASAs, who were formally recognized in 1922, have become a vital part of the Army, promoting good relations between the Army and the public and advising the secretary about regional issues.

Each state, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories have one or more CASAs appointed to provide a vital link between the Army and the communities for which they serve. CASAs are usually business or civic leaders who possess a keen interest in the welfare of the Army and their communities.

Burdett retired from the U.S. Navy in August 1993 at the rank of Commander. He works for Merrill Lynch and is a financial advisor, an Assistant Vice President and Certified Financial Manager (CFM).
He graduated from Springfield College with a BS in Physical Education and Health, 1972. He received a Masters Degree in Public Administration and Manpower Management from Golden Gate University in 1980. He also received a Certificate in Financial Planning from Merrimack College 2001.