Leaders
Executive Officer, Marine Wing Communications Squadron 38
Major Benjamin G. Butler

Recruit Butler graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California, in September 2005. He attended Marine Combat Training and proceeded to Field Radio Operator Course, Twenty-Nine Palms, California. Private First Class Butler graduated from Field Radio Operator Course in January 2006.

Private First Class Butler reported to 23rd MAR San Bruno 4th Division in January 2006 where he served as a Field Radio Operator from January 2006 to May 2008.

Lance Corporal Butler attended Platoon Leader’s Class at Officer Candidate School, Quantico, Virginia, in May 2008 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps in August 2008.  He graduated from The Basic School, Quantico, Virginia in April 2009 and proceeded to the Basic Communications Officer Course, Communications School, Quantico, Virginia in July 2009.  Second Lieutenant Butler graduated from the Basic Communications Officer Course in December 2009.

Second Lieutenant Butler reported to 8th Communication Battalion in December 2009 where he served as Systems Control Watch Officer, Company A Radio Platoon Commander, Company A Executive/Operations Officer and S6 Georgia Liaison Team.  First Lieutenant Butler deployed with the battalion to Helmand Province, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 11-1 from January to August 2011. First Lieutenant Butler deployed with the 6th Georgia Liaison Team to Helmand Province, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 12-1 from October 2012 to May 2013 and was promoted to Captain in November 2012.
In May 2013, Capt Butler reported to Marine Forces Central Command Forward (now CE 5th MEB), Kingdom of Bahrain where he assumed the role of ACS/G6 Current Operations Officer for one year.

Captain Butler reported to Marine Corps Cyberspace Operations Group in August 2014 where he served as the Operations Center Officer in Charge, Current Operations Officer and Future Operations Officer.

Capt Butler reported to Marine Wing Communications Squadron 38 in July 2017 where he assumed command of Headquarters Detachment and Executive Officer Marine Wing Communications Squadron and was promoted to Major September 2018. 
Maj Butler earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Humboldt State University.  Maj Butler’s military schooling includes the Expeditionary Warfare School Distance Education Program.  His current professional certifications include Security Plus and Information Technology Infrastructure Library Service Management. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with gold star in lieu of second award.

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