Maj. Gen. William Lee, Commanding General, 3D Medical Command (Deployment Support) (Photo by Courtesy Photo)
Major General William S. Lee attended undergraduate school at Auburn University, receiving a BS in Chemistry with High Honor and recognition as a ROTC Honor Cadet. Maj. Gen. 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 2nd lieutenant and served in the Medical Service Corps. Lee earned his board certification in Family Medicine in 1990, and is a Fellow with the American Academy of Family Practice. Lee is also a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and is a Certified Medical Director of long term care with the American Medical Directors Association. He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Rural Medicine with the UAB and USA School of Medicine.
Maj. Gen. Lee has served in a variety of medical and military command assignments. He served seven years as a Field Surgeon for the 109th Evacuation Hospital, including mobilization to the Caribbean in support of Operation Hugo Relief. He also served as an EMT director for the 109th Evacuation Hospital during Operation Desert Storm and served as the 62nd Medical Group Patient Decontamination Team Chief. Lee commanded the 1161st Dispensary Detachment and was later selected as Commander of Charlie Company, 31st Army Brigade as the Brigade Surgeon. Deployed to Romania in support of Partnership for Peace. He then took command of the 161st Area Support Medical Battalion (ASMB) and served as Commander for State Mobilization during Hurricane George. He commanded the Medical Civic Action Program (MEDCAP) in Honduras, for Operation New Horizons, and was then selected as the Executive Officer of the 5th Medical Group. He was selected as the Commander of the 75th Combat Support Hospital, serving as Team Chief for MEDCAP to Ecuador. Lee mobilized with the 75th CSH and deployed to Germany in support of OEF. Lee’s military career continued when he was selected as Command Surgeon for the 87th Division (Training Support).He mobilized a third time with the 87th Division serving as PM Officer for the BCT training ranges at Camp Shelby, Miss., and as Flight Surgeon with Task Force (Hurricane) Katrina. Lee’s additional positions include: Command Surgeon RSG East 1st Army, Commander of the 1207th U.S. Army Hospital, Fort Benning, Ga., Command Surgeon of the 81st RSC Ft. Jackson, S.C., and Commander of the 330th Medical Brigade, Fort Sheridan, Ill. Lee served as the Deputy Commanding General, Professional Services for the 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support) Ft. Douglas, Utah. Lee served as the Deputy Commanding General of the staff for 3D Medical Command (Deployment Support) and is currently the Commanding General for 3d Medical Command (Deployment Support) Fort Gillem, Ga.
Maj. Gen. Lee’s military education includes: AMEDD Officer Basic and Advance Courses, Combat Casualty Care Course, Chemical Combat Casualty Care Course, Army CGSC, Marine Corps CGSC, Division Surgeon’s Course, Flight Surgeons Course (basic), Executive Multifunctional Logistics Course, and Army War College.
Maj. Gen. Lee’s awards and decorations include: The Meritorious Service Medal (with one Silver and one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (with one Silver and 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with one Oak Leaf Cluster), National Defense Service Medal (with one Bronze Star), Southwest Asia Campaign Medal (with three Campaign Stars), Global War on Terrorism Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal (with one Bronze Star), Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon (with a “Seven” device), Joint Service Unit Commendation Ribbon, Army Flight Surgeon Wings and Expert Field Medical Badge. Lee received the Order of Military Medical Merit in 2012. Lee recently received the Legion of Merit (LOM) in 2016 for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements.