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George Lee Butler

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General George Lee Butler was commander in chief, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. The command has responsibility for all U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy strategic nuclear forces supporting the national security objective of strategic deterrence.

General Butler was born in 1939 at Fort Benning, Ga., and graduated in 1957 from Washington-Lee High School, Arlington, Va. He earned a bachelor of science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1961 and a master's degree in international affairs from the University of Paris in 1967. He completed Squadron Officer School in 1964, Air Command and Staff College in 1970, and Armed Forces Staff College in 1974.

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