Daniel W. Buttery is a Wisconsin native, growing up in Rio, a farming community just 30 miles north of Madison in Columbia County. He graduated from UW-Stevens Point in 1994 with honors. Commissioned as a U.S. Army Engineer Officer in 1998, Dan went on to become Company Commander of C-Company 724 Engineer Battalion in 2001. His deployments included Germany (overseas deployment for training) 1998, Chontales, Nicaragua (Peace Keeping for Southern Commanded, USSOUTHCOM) 2001-2002, and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) 2003-2004. Dan is the President/CEO of the War Memorial Center in Milwaukee, a position he took on in January, 2020.