Go to top
Clyde J. “Butch” Tate

Clyde J. “Butch” Tate

Clyde J. “Butch” Tate retired as a Major General from the US Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps in January, 2014. He last served as the Deputy Judge Advocate General, one of the top two military attorneys in the Army. Most recently the Associate General Counsel, Lockheed Martin Corporation Government Affairs, General Tate is now a consultant and advocate for national, state and local initiatives addressing the legal needs of military personnel, Veterans, families, caregivers and survivors. He is the Chief Counsel of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP), a national non-profit corporation founded in 1994, and today NADCP is the preeminent source for comprehensive training of and technical assistance to problem-solving courts, including Veterans Treatment Courts. He is a senior advisor to “The Strategic Organization,” a Kansas City management firm supporting the National Veterans Intermediary, a national nonprofit pioneered by the Woodruff Foundation focused on improved outcomes for Veterans. His 31-year Army career included service as liaison to Congress; director of federal litigation and procurement fraud programs; ethics official; director of personnel; nearly a decade as legal advisor to special operations and airborne units; senior legal advisor for the Multinational Corps in Iraq; Commandant of the American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School; and Chief Judge of the Army’s Court of Criminal Appeals. He is currently the Special Advisor for Military and Veteran Programs to the American Bar Association. A proven commitment to diversity and inclusion, he was awarded the prestigious Hispanic National Bar Association’s Presidential Award for leadership, advocacy and service.