Brigadier General William S. Lee completed 12 quarters of ROTC at Auburn University with a 4.0 grade point average and graduated as an Honor Cadet. BG Lee accepted a direct commission in 1984 upon acceptance to University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He entered the Alabama National Guard, as a Second Lieutenant and served in the Medical Service Corp.
BG Lee served in a variety of medical and military command assignments. He served seven years as a Field Surgeon for the 109th Evacuation Hospital. He continued his military service by serving in Desert Storm as the EMT director for the 109th Evacuation Hospital. He also served as the 62nd Medical Group Patient Decontamination Team Chief.
Lee commanded the 1161st Dispensary Detachment. He was later selected as Commander of Charlie Company 31st Army Brigade as the Brigade Surgeon. He then took command of the 161st ASMB. He also served as Commander for State Mobilization during Hurricane George. He also commanded the MEDCAP to the Honduras New Horizons. BG Lee was then selected as the Executive Officer of the 5th Medical Group. He served as the Forward-Operating Base Commander, JRTC and Fort Polk, Louisiana. He was selected as the Commander of the 75th Combat Support Hospital where he deployed 36 units around the world. During his time with the 75th Lee served as Team Chief for MEDCAP to Ecuador and was later deployed to Germany as interim family medicine director. Lee’s military career continued when he was selected as Command Surgeon for the 87th Division (Training Support) where he was responsible for running mobilization operations camp at Camp Shelby, Mississippi and also served as flight surgeon in support of Hurricane Katrina.
Lee’s additional positions include Command Surgeon RSG East 1st Army, Commander of the 1207th U.S. Army Hospital Fort Benning, Georgia, Command Surgeon of the 81st RSC, and Commander of the 330th Medical Brigade, Fort Sheridan, Illinois.
Lee’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 silver and 1 bronze oak leaf cluster), Army Commendation Medal (with 1 silver and 2 bronze oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with 1 oak leaf cluster), National Defense Service Medal (with 1 bronze star), Southwest Asia Campaign Medal (with 3 campaign stars), Global War on Terrorism Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal (with bronze star), Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon (with a 7 device), Joint Service Unit Commendation Ribbon, Army Flight Surgeon Wings, Expert Field Medical Badge and the Order of Military Medical Merit.
Lee is married to Deborah of 26 years, and they have 2 kids, Ben (21) and Margaret (16). They live in Marion, Alabama, and BG Lee is the current Medical Director at Marion Clinic.