Date: January 17, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM
* Immediately following the 9th Annual MLK Youth Parade
Remo Butler is currently a security consultant to several companies both international and state side. He previouslys served as the Senior Director of Security for SOC.. Prior to this he was a private consultant for security and logistics for several companies in the US and abroad. He was the Business Development Manager for KBR located in Tampa, Florida. He previously served in KBR as the LOGCAP III Deputy General Program Manager ME/CA and Project Manager Iraq/Kuwait. In this position he managed 45,000+ KBR employees performing service security and construction missions throughout the mid-east theater. He joined KBR in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in September 2003 following an Army career of 29 years which culminated as a Brigadier General serving as the Director of the Center for Command Support, United States Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. Prior to this assignment he commanded SOCSOUTH and worked extensively on security missions in South America, Central America and the Caribbean.
Brigadier General (Ret) Butler was born November 16, 1951 in Egypt, Mississippi. He was commissioned second lieutenant in 1974 with the U.S. Army upon graduation from Austin Peay State University. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a Master of Science degree from Troy State University in Personnel Management.
His military education includes the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Airborne School, Special Forces Qualification Course, Ranger School, HALO School and the Infantry Officer Advanced Course. He is a Graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College, U.S. Marine Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College.
Brigadier General Butler’s initial tour of duty was with 2/17th Field Artillery, Camp Pelham, South Korea. Returning to the United States he was assigned from 1976 to 1977 as a platoon leader and then as company executive officer with the 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. After completing the Special Forces Qualification Course in 1977, he was assigned as a detachment commander in Company C, and later as executive officer of Company A, 3rd Battalion, 7th special forces Group (Airborne), Panama. In 1980, he attended the Infantry Officer Advanced course and later commanded Company C, Infantry Training Group, Fort Benning, Georgia. He returned to Fort Bragg and Special Forces in February 1984, and served as company executive officer and Battalion S-3 respectively, until assuming command of Company C, 2/7th Special Forces Group (Airborne). After completing the Armed Forces Staff College he was assigned in 1988 to Special Operations Command South, Panama, as Director J3 and as a special operations plans officer. He was also a participant in OPERATION JUST CAUSE. He departed Panama, July 1991, to become an instructor at the Armed Forces Staff College until December 1992. He returned to Fort Bragg to command 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) from January 1993-1995. BG Butler was then assigned as Deputy Chief of Staff to United States Army Special Forces Command until his departure to the United States Army War College. After the War College he was assigned as Chief, Special Operations Coordination Element, XVIII Airborne Corps. BG Butler commanded the 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne), United States Army Special Warfare Center and School, from 1997 through 1999. He was reassigned as the Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina from 1999 to 2000. He was as the Commanding General, Special Operations Command South in Puerto Rico from June 2000 to July 2003. His last Military assignment from July 2003 to July 2004 was as Chief of Staff for the United States Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB Tampa Fla.