Motorcycle riders are wanted for a Motorcycle/Motorcade Military VIP Escort on Monday, Memorial Day, May 27, 2013 at 7:55am starting in downtown Sycamore, Illinois. Riders will meet near Route 64 and California St., by the movie theater no later than 7:45am. (2 wheelers, 3 wheelers, 4 wheelers and all wheelers welcome). The Motorcade will be escorting Major General Emile P. Bataille (USA Ret) around DeKalb County.
Major General Emile P. Bataille United States Army Retired (MG Bataille USA Ret) retired off of Active Duty in August 2004 after 34 years of service in the US Army and Reserve Components. His last assignment was as the Director for Combat Support at the United States Strategic Command in Omaha Nebraska. He managed a staff of over 1000 and was responsible for a budget of over $150M. He was responsible for a range of assets from multiple communication’s satellite constellations, to developing procedures for Military inter-Service computer network systems defense, to multiple security levels of computer system networks for the Command.
He led his staff to formulate and implement Joint policies, concepts, and readiness for the Command’s command, control communications, and computer systems, The US STRATCOM mission is to provide the means for the National Command Authority to command the Nation’s strategic forces. General Bataille was also the Command’s senior logistics officer responsible for all logistical operations plans and procedures. On 9/11, he provided communications support to President Bush’s critical visit to US STRATCOM to assess the National situation after the morning attacks. He was the first Army General Officer to serve at the US Strategic Command in over 30 years.
The route of travel and approximate start times for the Memorial Day Motorcade are as follows: (7:55am) from downtown Sycamore to the Joiner Cemetery, (8:30am) to the DeKalb Memorial Day Parade line-up, (9:00am) DeKalb Memorial Day Parade starts, (9:20am) to the Malta Memorial Day Parade, (11:00am) to the Genoa Memorial Day Parade line-up, (11:30am) Genoa Memorial Day Parade starts and (1:00pm) the Genoa Veterans Home Hamburger buffet. For more information contact Frank Beierlotzer at email@example.com or by phone at 815-758-5788.