Depot welcomes new sergeant major
July 25, 2008
Anniston Army Depot welcomed its new Depot Sergeant Major on July 7.
Sgt. Maj. Tony Butler comes to the depot from the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., where he served as the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Trainer of the infamous "Goldminer Team."
Butler is the ranking enlisted Soldier assigned to the depot and brings with him 27 years of troop support and NCO experience to aide ANAD's vital support to the Armed Forces. In addition to serving as "the eyes and ears of the commander," Butler is excited about sharing his experience with the depot employees, the tenant activities and the Anniston community.
During his initial three-day orientation and tour of the 15,000-acre installation, Butler had an opportunity to see first-hand what the workforce does in support of the military. "This first class facility is a great asset to the Army," he said. "The reception has been good, but more importantly the employees seem excited about what they do."
From the Nichols Industrial Complex's disassembly and reassembly area to the tenant activities, Butler met with depot leaders and tenant commanders. These initial sessions are just the beginning of his involvement to assist and support all facets of ANAD activity.
"It's a blessing to become part of the depot team," he said. "As long as we stay focused on the mission while treating each other with dignity and respect, we're bound to do the best job for the Soldier."
Butler has served in various maintenance and leadership positions and special assignments throughout his career, with tours to Fort Dix, N.J.; Fort Hood, Texas.; Fort Sill, Okla.; Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; and Camp Casey, Korea.
He and his wife, Melinda, have two daughters, Courtney and Brooke.