Major Lawrence Lee entered the United States Army Reserve as an enlisted Soldier, where he served as a food service specialist, and later as a unit supply specialist. He graduated from Kansas State University; where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, and received his commission though the Reserve Officer Training Corps program.
Major Lee’s assignments include platoon leader, company construction officer, and company commander with the 297th Engineer Company, and plans officer at the 463d Engineer Battalion. Major Lee deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with the 411th Engineer Brigade, where he served as a part of brigade’s engineer cell in Regional Command Southwest on Camp Leatherneck. Upon returning from deployment, Major Lee served as the brigade signal officer, and then commanded the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 854th Engineer Battalion. He next served as the operations officer at the 367th Engineer Battalion, an exercise plans officer at the 78th Training Division, and is currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Major Lee’s military education includes Engineer Officer Basic Course, Company Trainer’s Course, Physical Security Basic Course, Security Manager Course, Technical Transport of Hazardous Material, Engineer Captains Career Course, Combat Trainer Academy (CT/A), the Joint Engineer Operations Course, and the Common Faculty Development – Instructor Course.
Major Lee’s military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Commendation Medal (with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Achievement Medal (with three Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with one Bronze Campaign Star), the Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Bronze Hourglass and “M” Device), the Overseas Service Ribbon (with “2” Device), the Army Reserve Overseas Training Ribbon (with “2” Device), and the NATO Article 5 International Security Assistance Force Ribbon.