Dave Butler grew up in a small town in Louisiana. By a twist of fate, he was handed a Naval Academy appointment. As a midshipman, he was first assigned to a surface ship and thought better of it. He ended up on a diesel submarine and never looked back. Dave relives his career including his influences, challenges and triumphs.
Dave back in the day.
USS Minneapolis St. Paul, SSN 708 launch. Dave is the tall guy on the top
Commander Dave Butler
Dave Butler today