Board and Officers

First Vice-President

Leon Butler, Jr.

Mr. Butler has served as an First Vice-President since being appointed in late 2020 to fill the remaining term of Mr. Jerry Burton after he ascended to the office of National President. He was subsequently elected to the same post in 2022. Mr. Butler is a graduate of The United States Air Force Academy with a B. S. Degree in Social Sciences.  He spent 20 years on active duty as a Pilot, accumulating 5,000+ flying hours primarily as a KC-10 pilot and Instructor pilot in the T-37 and T-6 aircraft. Upon retiring from active duty, he served for six years as a Civil Servant, and 7 years as a Business Development manager for a major defense contractor.  He currently works as a Regional Vice President for a major training and consulting firm.

He is a Member of the Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James, Jr. Chapter where he works with the chapter’s Youth Drone Flying program and its annual golf tournament. He is committed to preserving the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen and mentoring youngsters toward careers in aviation and military service