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September Virtual Speaker Series

Sep 22 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Duration: 1 Hours

TOPIC: Innovative OPINTEL and posturing for the high-end fight: Reflections of a PACFLT Sailor

GUEST SPEAKER:

CAPT Tony Butera

CAPT Anthony “Tony” Butera
Chief of Staff, Commander, SECOND Fleet, former Information Warfare Commander, CSG ONE and former Commander, PACIFIC FLEET, Director of Intelligence and Information Operations

GUEST SPEAKER'S BACKGROUND

CAPT Anthony “Tony” Butera was raised in West Springfield, Virginia and is a 1993 graduate of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. He holds a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College and was the 2006-07 Chief of Naval Operations Federal Executive Fellow to the RAND Corporation.

CAPT Butera assumed duties as Chief of Staff, Commander SECOND Fleet in April 2022. His other operational tours include assignments as Strike Warfare Officer and First Lieutenant, USS Barry (DDG 52); Combatting Terrorism Branch Chief and Flag Briefer, Commander SIXTH Fleet staff, embarked in USS LaSalle (AGF 3); and Deputy Director of Intelligence, Joint Special Operations Task Force 5-35 in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, & New Dawn in Bagram, Afghanistan.

He was the Commander of the Joint Targets Squadron, an element of Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and served as Commander, Joint Intelligence Operations Center, United States Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. He most recently completed a deployment as the Information Warfare Commander for Carrier Strike Group ONE, embarked in USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

Ashore assignments include duty as Director of Intelligence and Information Operations (N2N39) for U.S. Pacific Fleet; Director of Intelligence (SOJ2) for Special Operations Command Pacific; Deputy Director Intelligence and Information Operations for Resources and Administration (N21) for U.S. Pacific Fleet; Combatant Command Desk Officer and Crisis Operations Team Lead at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Targeting Directorate (J2T) Counterterrorism Operations & Plans Chief and Deputy Executive Assistant for the Director of Intelligence (J2), the Joint Staff; and China Navy Branch Chief, Joint Intelligence Center Pacific.

Qualified as a surface warfare officer, information warfare officer, and Navy space cadre, over his career he has earned three naval intelligence community-wide awards: the Naval Intelligence Junior Officer of the Year (ashore), the Rear Admiral Edwin T. Layton Award for Leadership and Mentorship, and the Vice Admiral Rufus L. Taylor Award for Leadership.

He has spoken at three AFCEA conferences on Indo-Pacific topics and has had articles published by the U.S. Naval Institute twice. While serving as Director of Pacific Fleet Intelligence and Information Operations, he was a principal author of a National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation awarded to an Intelligence Community-wide India Intelligence Sharing Team that included Pacific Fleet Information Warfare professionals.

He is a recipient of the CIA Seal Medal and has earned several individual, unit, and campaign awards.

FORMAT:

Video Conference – GoToMeeting

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AGENDA

  • (5 min) Ms. B. Lynn Wright, DDNI (Ret.), NIP Chairman, welcoming remarks and NIP Update
  • (~25 min) Guest Panel Remarks
  • (~30 min) Q & A moderated by CAPT (Ret.) Bob Allen. - Please ask your questions in the GoToMeeting chat window or email your questions in advance/during the video conference to: bob_allen36@hotmail.com.

Type:

GoToMeeting

September Virtual Speaker Series

Sep 22 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Duration: 1 Hours

TOPIC: Innovative OPINTEL and posturing for the high-end fight: Reflections of a PACFLT Sailor

GUEST SPEAKER:

CAPT Tony Butera

CAPT Anthony “Tony” Butera
Chief of Staff, Commander, SECOND Fleet, former Information Warfare Commander, CSG ONE and former Commander, PACIFIC FLEET, Director of Intelligence and Information Operations

GUEST SPEAKER'S BACKGROUND

CAPT Anthony “Tony” Butera was raised in West Springfield, Virginia and is a 1993 graduate of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. He holds a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College and was the 2006-07 Chief of Naval Operations Federal Executive Fellow to the RAND Corporation.

CAPT Butera assumed duties as Chief of Staff, Commander SECOND Fleet in April 2022. His other operational tours include assignments as Strike Warfare Officer and First Lieutenant, USS Barry (DDG 52); Combatting Terrorism Branch Chief and Flag Briefer, Commander SIXTH Fleet staff, embarked in USS LaSalle (AGF 3); and Deputy Director of Intelligence, Joint Special Operations Task Force 5-35 in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, & New Dawn in Bagram, Afghanistan.

He was the Commander of the Joint Targets Squadron, an element of Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and served as Commander, Joint Intelligence Operations Center, United States Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. He most recently completed a deployment as the Information Warfare Commander for Carrier Strike Group ONE, embarked in USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

Ashore assignments include duty as Director of Intelligence and Information Operations (N2N39) for U.S. Pacific Fleet; Director of Intelligence (SOJ2) for Special Operations Command Pacific; Deputy Director Intelligence and Information Operations for Resources and Administration (N21) for U.S. Pacific Fleet; Combatant Command Desk Officer and Crisis Operations Team Lead at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Targeting Directorate (J2T) Counterterrorism Operations & Plans Chief and Deputy Executive Assistant for the Director of Intelligence (J2), the Joint Staff; and China Navy Branch Chief, Joint Intelligence Center Pacific.

Qualified as a surface warfare officer, information warfare officer, and Navy space cadre, over his career he has earned three naval intelligence community-wide awards: the Naval Intelligence Junior Officer of the Year (ashore), the Rear Admiral Edwin T. Layton Award for Leadership and Mentorship, and the Vice Admiral Rufus L. Taylor Award for Leadership.

He has spoken at three AFCEA conferences on Indo-Pacific topics and has had articles published by the U.S. Naval Institute twice. While serving as Director of Pacific Fleet Intelligence and Information Operations, he was a principal author of a National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation awarded to an Intelligence Community-wide India Intelligence Sharing Team that included Pacific Fleet Information Warfare professionals.

He is a recipient of the CIA Seal Medal and has earned several individual, unit, and campaign awards.

FORMAT:

Video Conference – GoToMeeting

Please log in for access information. If you are already logged in, continue to the Virtual Speaker Series page.

AGENDA

  • (5 min) Ms. B. Lynn Wright, DDNI (Ret.), NIP Chairman, welcoming remarks and NIP Update
  • (~25 min) Guest Panel Remarks
  • (~30 min) Q & A moderated by CAPT (Ret.) Bob Allen. - Please ask your questions in the GoToMeeting chat window or email your questions in advance/during the video conference to: bob_allen36@hotmail.com.

Type:

GoToMeeting