LtCol Lee was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps through the OCC program in December 1994 after graduating from San Diego State University
Following MOS school, he was assigned to HQBn, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, 29 Palms, Calif., where he served as the OIC of Expeditionary Support Base, Camp Wilson and the Exercise Action Officer for Exercise Support Division. In April 1998, LtCol Lee was transferred to Third Battalion, Fourth Marines where he served as the S-4A and S-4 following his promotion to Captain. During his assignment to 3/4, he participated in the battalion’s move from Camp Pendleton to 29 Palms and a deployment to Okinawa.
Upon the battalion’s return from Okinawa, LtCol Lee was ordered to MCAS Miramar in April 2000 where he served as the Commanding Officer of the IMA Detachment, 1st Maintenance Battalion and provided Combat Service Support for the ground units at MCAS Miramar. Following his company command, LtCol Lee served as the Operations Officer for 1st Maintenance Battalion before he attended the Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course in Fort Lee and Fort Eustis, VA.
In September 2002, LtCol Lee reported to MCRD, San Diego where he served as a Series Commander for Company G, and the Company XO for Company H of the Recruit Training Regiment. In October 2003 he was reassigned as the Plans Officer for the MCRD G-4.
LtCol Lee was transferred to 1st Radio Battalion in June of 2004 and was promoted to major in November 2004. While at 1st Radio Battalion, LtCol Lee served as the H&S Company Commander, S-4 Logistics Officer and as the Battalion Executive Officer during the battalion’s deployment to OIF.
LtCol Lee attended Command and Staff College during AY 07-08 where he earned a Masters in Military Science and was subsequently assigned to MMSB as the Head of the Policy and Compliance for Performance Evaluations.
Upon his selection to LtCol, he was reassigned to 1st Marine Division where he has served as the G-4 Plans Officer. LtCol Lee participated in the division’s deployment to OEF from March 2010 to March 2011 and served as the Deputy G-4. Following his deployment LtCol Lee was assigned as the AC/S G-4 for the 1st Marine Division.
In 2012 he was transferred to the Marine Corps Logistics Base, Barstow and served as the base executive officer. In June of 2014 was transferred to the 2nd Marine Logistics Group to stand up and command 2nd Transportation Support Battalion. LtCol Lee relinquished his command in July 2016 and was reassigned back to MCLB Barstow to serve once again as the base executive officer.
LtCol Lee holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice Administration with a minor in History from San Diego State University and a Master of Military Science from Marine Corps University. He has attended the resident US Army Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course and resident Marine Command and Staff. LtCol Lee’s personal decorations include four Meritorious Service medals, three Navy Commendation Medals and the Navy Achievement Medal.