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Major General William (Butch) H. Graham

Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations

Published Sept. 17, 2020
Updated: Sept. 17, 2020

Graham received his commission from the Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1989 from the University of Pittsburgh. He is an Engineer Officer who has commanded Soldiers at all levels up to division. His commands include: A Company, 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Riley, Kansas; 40th Engineer Battalion, 2d Brigade, 1st Armored Division, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany, and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq; United States Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and North Atlantic Division, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Brooklyn, New York.

Previous assignments also include: Platoon Leader, B Company and later Executive Officer, A Company, 23d Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 3d Armored Division, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany, and in support of OPERATION DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM, Saudi Arabia; Assistant Operations Officer and later Assistant Division Engineer, Engineer Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Riley, Kansas; Battalion Operations Officer, 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Riley, Kansas; Operations Officer and later Deputy Commander, United States Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Plans and Operations Officer, Division Engineer Section, G-3, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Executive Officer, 588th Engineer Battalion, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Hood, Texas, and in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq; Executive Officer, Engineer Brigade, 1st Armored Division, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany; Division Engineer, 1st Armored Division, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany, and in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq; Director, Coalition-Joint Engineering Directorate, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, and in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan; Chief of Staff, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC; and Director, Task Force Enhanced Security Zone, OPERATION RESOLUTE SUPPORT, Afghanistan.

Graham is a graduate of the Senior Service College Fellowship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Joint and Combined Warfighting School, and United States Army Command and General Staff College. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master's of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Kansas.

His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with one bronze oak leaf cluster), Bronze Star Medal (with four bronze oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (with three bronze oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with one bronze oak leaf cluster), Army Achievement Medal (with one bronze oak leaf cluster), and the Combat Action Badge.