By Anthony R. MayneJanuary 29, 2017
Mr. William "Bill" C. Butcher
Deputy to the Garrison Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Daegu, South Korea
Installation Management Command, Pacific Directorate
Mr. Butcher's professional experience includes both Military and Civil Service. In his early Army career, he served as a rifle and specialty platoon leader in South Korea, an Aide-de-Camp in Fort Benning, GA, an Infantry company commander in Fort Stewart, GA, and a Civil Affairs company commander and battalion operations officer in Fort Bragg, NC.
From 2000-2001, he attended the French Command and General Staff College in Paris, France and was further assigned to positions in Turkey, Washington DC and Iraq. As a Lieutenant Colonel he commanded 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group in Fort Bragg, NC, from 2004-2006 and was subsequently assigned as the Chief of Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) Plans in Joint Forces Command Bursum, Netherlands (NATO) where he deployed on several occasions to support the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan.
From 2008-2009, while attending the Army War College Fellowship program, he was promoted to Colonel and served as a Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council of the United States in Washington, DC, and subsequently commanded United States Army Garrison Baden Wuerttemberg, headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany from July 2009-July 2011.
After command, Bill served as the Chief of Stability Plans for the ISAF Joint Command (IJC) in Kabul, Afghanistan, and subsequently culminated his Army career as a Special Operations Support Team (SOST) Leader, assigned with the Interagency Task Force in Washington DC, where he served as a senior military representative to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) until his retirement in May 2014.
In December 2014, he was selected by Fort Lee Army Garrison to serve as the Director for Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) where he served until his arrival in USAG Daegu.
• Troy State University, MS International Relations June 1997 Honors: Class President, GPA 4.0
• University of South Alabama, B.A. Criminal Justice May 1987
Significant Training/Special Skills:
• Garrison Commander Course, Fort Belvoir, Army Management Staff College (2009)
• Level IV Army Installation Anti-Terrorism Force Protection Course, Fort Belvoir (2009)
• Joint Planning Course, Norfolk, Virginia, Joint Warfighting Center and School (2012)
• Senior Leader Seminar, US Army War College (2012)
• Combating Terrorism Executive Interagency Seminar, Special Operations University (2013)
• Combined Joint Forces Special Operations Component Commander's Course (2013)
• Joint Humanitarian Operations Course, Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (2013)
• Introduction to Conflict Assessment and Programming, USAID University (2013)
• Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, USAID University (2013)
Certifications and Publications:
• The Incomprehensible Approach: Adding Structure to International Cooperation in Afghanistan, Army War College, Senior Service College Fellowship Program (2009)
• Published Thesis: Privatization of Prisons in Representative Democracies: "Let the People Decide." (1998)
Activities, Awards and Honors:
• Defense Superior Service Medal (2014)
• Bronze Star Medal (2003/2012)
• Legion of Merit (2011)
• General Winfield Scott Gold Medallion (2015)
Professional Memberships and Associations:
• Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity