ABOUT US


MilSpec Tours operates specialized group tour and meeting programs worldwide. We specialize in military, historical, educational, and cultural tours as well as meetings and reunion operations. MilSpec’s senior staff has almost a century of experience operating tour programs in Europe, Asia and Hawaii.


butch Butch Sincock President of MilSpec Tours, Mr. Sincock is a graduate of James Madison University and completed his Masters Degree at Virginia Commonwealth University. Twice awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, he was an infantry officer in Vietnam, serving as a company commander and later as a military advisor with South Vietnamese forces. He is past president of the 25th Infantry Division Association and serves as Executive Director of that organization. He worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs for a quarter century before retiring in 1997. Beginning in 1993, he organized tours of Vietnam. He joined Galaxy Tours in 1997 and then left to form MilSpec Tours in 1998. In 2007 he was recipient of the General Fred C. Weyand Award for exceptional leadership and service to Veterans and Soldiers. Mr. Sincock oversees all of MilSpec Tours programs while personally developing and leading tours to Korea, Vietnam, the Philippines and Hawaii.


Sarah Krause Senior Tour Coordinator for MilSpec Tours. Ms. Krause is a graduate of West Virginia University. She has worked in the travel and tour industry for more than thirty years in all aspects of tour planning, coordination and operations, especially of veterans tours. She has developed and led tours in Europe and North Africa.


patrick Patrick HinchyDirector of European Operations for MilSpec Tours. Patrick has a masters degree from Oxford University and speaks four languages. For 25 years he has planned, organized and guided tours around Europe for US special interest and affinity groups, ranging from antique collectors to US veterans. For 12 years he worked closely with Col. Hal Ryder, D-Day veteran and the originator of US military veterans tours to Europe, until Col. Ryder’s retirement. This has given Patrick an unparalleled understanding of World War Two and Cold War Europe. Here are some of the main veterans associations whose groups Patrick has taken around Europe, in addition to many smaller unit groups. He has taken many groups several times.
Infantry and Airborne divisions: 4th, 17th, 26th, 28th, 35th, 42nd, 45th, 66th, 76th, 79th, 80th, 89th, 90th,100th, 102nd, 103rd, 104th.
Armored divisions: 1st, 7th, 8th, 10th, 12th.
HQ Staff, etc: SHAEF, 3rd Army HQ, VBOB, VMI Alumni.
bobboulton Bob Boulton Specialist European tour director for MilSpec Tours’s small groups. Bob is a retired infantry major who for many years served as a professional soldier all over the world and in Cold War Europe. After retirement from the Army, Bob founded Abbey Connoisseur Tours and became one of the most sought-after providers of guide services for small, exclusive American groups. Among his regular clients are several US senators and the CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.

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Tony le Tissier – Tour Director for US veterans tours in France, Belgium and Germany, and especially for Cold War veterans tours. Tony is exceptionally well qualified. He is a retired colonel of the British Army who speaks French and German. He spent 22 years in Cold War Berlin, first as Provost Marshal of the British Sector and later employed by the British Foreign Office dealing directly with the Soviets. This included his appointment as the last British Governor of Spandau Allied Prison Berlin while Rudolf Hess was imprisoned there. A recognized expert on World War II and the Cold War, he is the author of six books. One of his books, Patton’s Pawns: The 94th US Infantry Division at the Siegfried Line, was inspired by his encounters with 94th Veterans while leading them on a MilSpec tour of their WWII battlefields.

Terry A. Williamson served in Vietnam as a combat infantry officer with the 7th Marine Regiment and remains active in veteran activities, including his current role as President of the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial.  A former journalist, he was a fellow in the Asian Studies Program at the University of Hawaii sponsored by The Gannett Newspaper Foundation and studied International Relations at American University.  Terry currently is a communications and issues management consultant, following an extensive career as a government press officer and corporate executive.