Randal A. Burd, Jr.
Bio: Randal A. Burd, Jr. teaches English at a residential facility for juveniles in the state of Missouri. He is currently Commander of the Department of Missouri, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. He previously served as Senior Vice Commander (2014-2016) and Department Secretary (2012-2014). Randal has also served as the 2011-2012 President of the Ozark Patriots Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution, is a member of the General Society of the War of 1812, and is a lifetime member of the Pulaski County (Missouri) Historical Society. Randal was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel in 2013. Randal received his BA in English cum laude with minors in Art, Psychology, and Writing from the Missouri University of Science and Technology and his Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Missouri. While enrolled at Missouri S&T, he was Editor-in-Chief of The Missouri Miner, the campus newspaper, from 2000-2002, and Editor-in-Chief of Southwinds Magazine, "Missouri S&T's Only Literary Magazine," from 1997-2001.