Colonel Lee Freeman
Colonel Lee C. Freeman was born and raised in Indiana. He attended the Virginia Military Institute and upon graduation was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps as a Medical Service Corps officer.
Col. Freeman’s first assignment upon completion of the AMEDD Officer Basic Course was as the Medical Platoon Leader for 2-6 Infantry Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany with a deployment in support of SFOR to Bosnia-Herzegovina. He was next assigned as the Executive Officer for US Army Health Clinic Baumholder, Germany. In July 2000 he was assigned to the Army Medical Department Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, TX as an Officer Basic Course Instructor. In July 2002 he was assigned as the Combat Health Support Officer for 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
At the midpoint of the year-long tour he took command of the 801st Main Support Medical Company, 801st Main Support Battalion, 101st Division Support Command. During the Division’s transformation to the modular design concept he was selected for a second command, the Sustainment Support Medical Company in the 101st Sustainment Brigade and deployed in support of OIF 05-07. In 2006 he was assigned as the Medical Operations Officer for the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Carson, Colorado and deployed twice in support of OIF 07-09 and 08-10 at the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Arabian Peninsula.
After completing his Master’s Degree program he next served as the Executive Officer for the 115th Combat Support Hospital, 1st Medical Brigade, Fort Polk, Louisiana and deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom. Upon his selection for the Combatant Command Internship he was next assigned to the US Central Command Surgeon’s Office, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida and later transitioned to serve as the Joint Medical Operations Officer from 2012 to 2014. In 2014 he was assigned as the Brigade S-3 for the 44th Medical Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
His next assignment was to the U.S. Army Medical Command G-3/5/7 in Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston serving as Deputy Chief for Current Operations. From 2016 to 2018 he commanded the Brooke Army Medical Center Troop Command. Prior to his attendance at the National War College he served as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations/G3 for the two-star level headquarters Regional Health Command-Pacific, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
He holds master’s degrees from the National War College in National Security Strategy and the Defense Intelligence Agency’s National Intelligence University in Strategic Intelligence. His military education includes the AMEDD Officer Basic Course, AMEDD Captain Career Course, and the US Army Command and General Staff College.
Col. Freeman’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with one oak leaf cluster; Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster; Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clustesr; Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two bronze service stars; and the Iraq Campaign Medal with four bronze service stars. He is authorized to wear the Combat Medical Badge; Expert Field Medical Badge; Airborne Badge; Air Assault Badge; the Australian Parachutist Badge; Joint Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters; Valorous Unit Award; and the Meritorious Unit Commendation with tw.o oak leaf clusters
He is the recipient of the 2009 CPT John R. Teal 70H Leadership Award and is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit.
He is the proud father of son, Brooks, and daughter, Lillian.