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N.C. Parole Commission Chairman Paul G. Butler, Jr. to be Inducted into the North Carolina Military Academy Hall of Fame
  
Raleigh, N.C. – August 22, 2014. Paul G. Butler, Jr. a lifelong resident of southeastern North Carolina who has been a devoted public servant at the local, regional and state levels, will be inducted into the North Carolina Military Academy Hall of Fame on Saturday, August 23, 2014. The induction ceremony will take place in conjunction with the graduation of the North Carolina National Guard Academy’s Officer Candidate School at Fort Bragg, N.C.
  
Mr. Butler joins a list of distinguished individuals in the Hall of Fame that includes
former Raleigh Mayor Tom Bradshaw and Former N.C. House Speaker Carl Stewart, all of whom are graduates from the N.C. Military Academy. This is a prerequisite to being selected for the Hall of Fame.
   
Mr. Butler was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in the United States Army on July 10, 1961 upon his graduation from Officer Candidate School Class #3. He served in the Vietnam War from 1967 to 1968, during the Tet Offensive, receiving the Bronze Star for his service. He continued his military service in 1979 when he joined the North Carolina National Guard (NCNG) and was appointed the commander of the Roseboro Tank Unit.

   
After his tenure as commander, Mr. Butler was appointed State Transportation Officer overseeing the worldwide movement of NCNG troops and equipment, including those deployed to Kuwait and Iraq during Operation Desert Shield/Storm in 1990-1991. Complementing his military service is Mr. Butler’s long career in local government and economic development in southeastern North Carolina. He was the first County Manager for Sampson County and served in that position for eight years. He spent 15 years as the Director of the Bladen County Economic Development Commission, and 15 years as Director of the Southeastern North Carolina Regional Economic Development Commission. Mr. Butler has been active in the Cape Fear Council of the Boy Scouts of America, which presented him its Silver Beaver Award in 2003 and named him an Eagle Class Honoree in 2010.
  
Mr. Butler is currently Chairman of the North Carolina Parole Commission, a position to which Governor Pat McCrory appointed him in February 2013.
  
Mr. Butler is a resident of White Lake, N.C. A widower, he has two adult children and two grandchildren.

       
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