Brig. Gen. Jeffrey L. Butler
(DoD Liaison to Chairman’s Circle)
162d Wing Commander
Morris Air National Guard Base
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey L. Butler is the Commander, 162d Wing with operations at Morris Air National Guard Base, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and Libby Army Airfield, Arizona. As commander, he is responsible for more than 1,800 members of the Air National Guard’s largest F-16 and Remote Piloted Aircraft wing. The wing maintains 72 F-16 Fighting Falcons to train U.S. and partner nation F-16 pilots and provide 24/7 immediate response operations in support of the North American Aerospace Defense Command. In addition, the wing executes remotely piloted MQ-9 Reaper missions providing Persistent Attack capabilities in support of combat operations worldwide. The 162d also provides support to the Air National Guard/Air Force Reserve Test Center missions.
General Butler received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1988. He attended undergraduate pilot training at Reese AFB, Texas followed by several operational, combat and training assignments in the F-16. He joined the Tucson ANG in 1996 where he has served in several capacities including an exchange tour with the Royal Netherlands AF. He is a command pilot with more than 5,000 flight hours. Prior to his current position, the General was the Vice Wing Commander, 162d Wing, Morris Air National Guard Base.