Lee brings 34 years of distinguished military service as well as unparalleled global leadership and expertise in national and international security policy, acquisition, sustainment, logistics, global supply chains, advanced manufacturing, civil engineering, strategic planning, strategic deterrence/nuclear weapons and munitions, and joint/multinational military operations as well as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations.
Lee is CEO of The Levy Group, LLC, which brings deep expertise in global security policy, global supply chains, Air/Space/Cyber capabilities as well as strategic analysis, risk and crisis management as well as organizational and leadership development. Additionally, he recently served more than three years on the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). Appointed by the NASA Administrator, the NAC is the senior external advisory body to the administrator on program and policy matters related to the U.S. space program. Lee has also been appointed by the Governor of Oklahoma as a member of the Oklahoma Aerospace and Autonomous Systems Council. He is a Senior Non- Resident Fellow at the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, in Washington, DC. Lee is a nationally certified Corporate Director, serves as an independent director on a number of for- profit and not-for-profit corporate boards including appointments to Audit and Compensation Committees. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Defense Industrial Association as well as the Chairman of the Logistics Management Division. Lee is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Vanderbilt University.
During his final general officer assignment with the Air Force, Lee was Commanding General of the Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC), Air Force Materiel Command, headquartered at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He served as CEO of the Air Force’s organization responsible for worldwide logistics, supply chain, sustainment, and maintenance, modification, repair, and overhaul (MMRO) of Air Force, other U.S. military, and allied aircraft, space, and cyber systems. Lee led a global enterprise of a 43,000 primarily civilian workforce located in 73 locations across the globe with over $16B in earnings, the Air Force’s only true profit and loss organization. Lee also directed and had global responsibility for the Air Force’s supply chains, and Agile software development and sustainment responsibility for Air, Space, and Cyber weapons systems as well as sustainment responsibility for much of the U.S. Nuclear Deterrent Forces. Prior he had multiple Air Force and Joint general officer assignments, commands, and deployments of increasing responsibility.
Lee’s military career began in 1985 when he received his Bachelor of Science in business administration from Louisiana State University. He also has earned a graduate certificate in systems management from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Science degree in international relations from Troy State University. Lee earned a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College. His varied education includes completing Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Senior Executive Fellows Program and Senior Executives in National and International Security programs. Lee completed the Air Force Enterprise Leadership seminar at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia as well as LOGTECH Executive Program and the Air Force Enterprise Leadership Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business. Lee is a nationally certified corporate director through the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and was in the inaugural cohort to achieve this new national accreditation.