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Commander Carlton Burk is the Executive Officer of USS Nathan James.

He is portrayed by Jocko Sims.

BiographyEdit

Early LifeEdit

Not much is known. He has an older brother named Cameron Burk.

United States Navy ServiceEdit

At an unknown point in time, Burk was commissioned in the Navy and was assigned to the USS Nathan James as the Tactical Team head.

Events of The Last ShipEdit

Season 1Edit

Awards and DecorationsEdit

The following are the medals and service awards seen worn on Burk's uniform in the show. Carlton received the Bronze Star and the Humanitarian Service Medal for his actions during the Red Flu crisis.(“The Scott Effect”)

Personal decorations

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Bronze Star Medal
Gold star
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Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal, w/1 gold award stars (2nd award)

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Combat Action Ribbon
Unit awards

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Meritorious Unit Commendation
Campaign and service medals

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National Defense Service Medal

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Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

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Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

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Humanitarian Service Medal
Service and training awards
Bronze star
Bronze star
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Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, w/2 bronze service stars
International Awards

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U.S.-spec Article 5 ribbon bar
Marksmanship awards
U.S. Navy Expert Rifleman Ribbon Navy Expert Rifleman Medal
U.S. Navy Expert Pistol Shot Ribbon Navy Expert Pistol Shot Medal
Other accoutrements
Surface Warfare Officer Insignia Surface Warfare insignia