Degrees and Certifications:
BA Sociology MA Management & Leadership MA National Security and Strategic Studies
LTC (Ret) James Lee
I enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1993 as an 11M, Mechanized Infantryman. After two years enlisted, I commissioned as an armor officer in May 1995 from Officer Candidate School.
During my career, I was privileged to serve in various leadership and staff positions from platoon to Combined Joint Task Force Level. In my last assignment, I was blessed to serve for four years as the Chair, Military Science Department at the University of Texas at El Paso where I educated, trained and commissioned officers for the US Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard. My deployments include Operation Vigilant Warrior, Operation Joint Guardian, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom.
I am a graduate of the Armor Officer Basic Course, Airborne School, Scout Platoon Leaders Course, Infantry Captains Career Course, Combined Arms Services Staff School, Joint Firepower Controller Course, College of Naval Command and Staff, Naval Operational Planners Course, and Joint Domestic Operations Course. I hold a MA in Management and Leadership from Webster University and a MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.
My military awards include the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (2), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (5), Joint Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (6).
My hobbies are spending time with my beautiful wife and skydiving.