Clyde J. Tate II

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Clyde J. Tate II
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Major General Clyde J. Tate II
19th Deputy Judge Advocate General of the United States Army
Nickname(s) Butch
Born 1957
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch Emblem of the United States Department of the Army.svg United States Army
Years of service 1979 – 2013
Rank US-O8 insignia.svg Major General
Battles/wars War on Terror
Awards Legion of Merit ribbon.svg Legion of Merit
Bronze Star ribbon.svg Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service ribbon.svg Meritorious Service Medal

Major General Clyde J. "Butch" Tate II, USA (born 1957) is an American military lawyer who previously served as the 19th Deputy Judge Advocate General of the United States Army.[1] Major General Tate graduated from the University of Kansas in 1979, receiving a commission through R.O.T.C. as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He deferred entry to active duty in order to attend the University of Kansas School of Law. Major General Tate also holds Masters Degrees in Military Law and National Security Strategy. He attended the Judge Advocate Basic and Graduate Courses, the Army Command and General Staff College, and the National War College.

Major General Tate has held a variety of positions, including: Senior Trial Counsel, 82nd Airborne Division; Officer in Charge, Panzer Kaserne Legal Center, 1st Infantry Division (Forward), Boeblingen, Germany; Professor of Criminal Law, The Judge Advocate General’s School, Army; Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Army Special Forces Command; Chief of Administrative Law, U.S. Special Operations Command; Staff Judge Advocate, 82nd Airborne Division; Chief, Personnel, Plans, and Training Office (PPTO), Office of The Judge Advocate General; Legal Counsel, Army Office of the Chief, Legislative Liaison; Staff Judge Advocate, III Corps and Fort Hood, Texas; Staff Judge Advocate, Multi-National Corps – Iraq (MNC-I), Baghdad; Commanding General and Commandant, The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School (TJAGLCS), Charlottesville, Virginia; and Chief Judge, U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals (ACCA); and Commander, U.S. Army Legal Services Agency (USALSA). Major General Tate’s decorations include the Legion of Merit with four Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal, and Army Achievement Medal. He is also entitled to wear the U.S. Army Parachutist Badge, numerous foreign airborne badges, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.

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Major General Tate graduated from the University of Kansas in 1979, receiving a commission through R.O.T.C. as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He deferred entry to active duty in order to attend the University of Kansas School of Law. Major General Tate also holds Master's Degrees in Military Law and National Security Strategy. He attended the Judge Advocate Basic and Graduate Courses, the Army Command and General Staff College, and the National War College.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Daniel V. Wright
Deputy Judge Advocate General of the United States Army
2009 – 2013
Succeeded by
Thomas E. Ayres