Burl Randolph

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Burl Randolph

Kansas City, MO
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Alma mater
  • University of Phoenix
  • Troy University
  • Iowa State University
OrganizationMyWingman, LLC
Known for
  • Leadership
  • Management expertise
TitleColonel, US Army (retired)

Dr. Burl Randolph, Jr. (born Kansas City, Mo.) is an American soldier who rose to the rank of Colonel in the United States Army, who went on to become a diversity, inclusion, and equality expert for American business.[1] He authored Recognizing Our Ingrained Behaviors: Developing a Culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, which gained national attention for its curriculum of diversity training, which is now used across America in business and governments.

Randolph was also Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence and Security, G2, US Army Sustainment Command and Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL.[2] He earned a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership graduate from the College of Doctoral Studies (formerly School of Advanced Studies) at the University of Phoenix.[3] He has three combat tours in Iraq, serving in Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom One, and Operation Iraqi Freedom 2007-2009.


Dr. Randolph was an Army ROTC scholarship recipient and earned an Associate of Arts degree from Kemper Military School and College. His bachelor’s degree in business is from Iowa State University and holds two master’s degrees; A Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Troy University and a Master of Strategic Studies (MSS) from the US Army War College. Randolph is a Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, acquired from the University of Phoenix, where he was a winner of the 2014 Doctoral Leadership Scholarship.

In 2015, Randolph was inducted into the International Honor Society. His MSS thesis and doctoral dissertation were both on mentoring. Dr. Randolph was inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) in 2020. He also served as a Battalion Executive Officer (COO) at the Beckley Recruiting Battalion, Battalion Commander (CEO) at Baltimore Recruiting Battalion, and a Brigade Deputy Commanding Officer (COO) for the 5th US Army Recruiting Brigade.[4]


Dr. Burl earned a Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership (DM) from the University of Phoenix, and a Master of Strategic Studies (MSS) from the US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Troy University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business from Iowa State University. Dr. Burl was inducted into the International Honor Society in Business in 2015, which is awarded to the Top 20% of an academic class. In 2014, he earned the University of Phoenix Doctoral Leadership Scholarship for work towards his dissertation.


Dr. Randolph is a prolific writer and the author of two peer-reviewed articles: Mentoring Leaders Across Race and Gender Lines: Insight from US Army Officers published in Global Business and Organizational Excellence (GBOE) (2019), and Changing Steps: A Reflective/Reflexive Journey in Transition published in the Journal for Global Health Care Systems (2015). He is the co-author of the book Inspired not Retired (2019),[5] Can God Trust You with Trouble? (2015), and editor of the book, No Disruptions: The Future of Mid-Market Manufacturing (2016).[6]


  1. Kyles, Brittany. "Magnifying Pathways Ep. 4: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion". KWQC Television. Retrieved 2021-11-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. "Burl Randolph The Story to Inspire Others".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "Dr. Burl Randolph, Jr., DM,". ResearchGate.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "Dr. Burl W. Randolph, Jr, DM, MSS, MBA, BS". Foreign Affairs Council. Retrieved 2021-11-22.
  5. "Editorial Review – Inspired, Not Retired". The Book Review Directory. 2021-05-17. Retrieved 2021-11-22.
  6. "Book review of Inspired, Not Retired". Readers' Favorite. 2019-12-21. Retrieved 2021-11-22.

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