Cmdr. Lee joined the faculty at the U.S. Naval War College in 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in government, a Master of Arts in national security and strategic studies and a Juris Doctor. He was originally commissioned as a surface warfare officer through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1988. His assigned duty stations have included Norfolk, San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Port Hueneme and Naples, Italy. He has deployed to Somalia, the Arabian Gulf, Spain, Guam and Iraq. His most recent assignment was as chief, operational law, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Africa and U.S. Sixth Fleet.