Our speaker on Tuesday, May 2 is Daniel Buttery, President and CEO of the War Memorial Center.
Daniel W. Buttery is a Wisconsin native, growing up in Rio, WI.  He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point in 1994 with honors.
Dan first enlisted and then later commissioned as a US Army Engineer Officer in 1998, honored as OCS Class 39 President. He went on to become Company Commander of C-Company 724 Engineer Battalion in 2001.  Dan’s deployments included German (Overseas Deployment for Training) 1998, Chontales, Nicaragua (Peace Keeping for Southern Commanded, USSOUTHCOM) 2001 - 2002, Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) 2003 – 2004 and the Republic of Korea Joint Operations 2006.
Dan’s combat engineer company successfully conducted 300 missions in Iraq from May 2003 – April 2004, covering all corners of the country.  As a company commander, Dan was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for missions conducted in Iraq.  Injuries sustained in country eventually ended his military service.
From 2015-17, Dan served as the Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs in Madison, WI, where he was responsible for advancing pro-Veteran legislation in the State of Wisconsin.  
Dan understands the sacrifices that members of the United States Armed Forces and their families give on a daily basis to maintain our freedom.  For that, he works to serve these individuals and the charitable organizations that best serve our Veterans.  Dan was the founder and now past President of the Board of Directors for Fisher House Wisconsin, Inc., a 100 percent volunteer appointment. 
Dan is the President / CEO of the War Memorial Center in Milwaukee, a position he took on in January, 2020.