COL David Lee

COL David Lee

Dates of Service: May 1985 - Sep 2009
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  • 2LT May 85
  • 1LT Nov 86
  • CPT Nov 89
  • MAJ Nov 96
  • LTC May 02
  • COL Jun 07
Commissioning Source:  USMA, May 1985

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Senior Leader who builds teams that have fun while solving complicated problems and achieve award-winning results. Built global brand programs for Amazon and Bristol-Myers Squib, transformed US Army brand while fighting two wars, and consulted on marketing programs with companies and agencies of all sizes. Also had the privilege to lead some amazing Soldiers as a Battery and Battalion Commander.

Military Experiences

Apr 2007 - Sep 2009
Director of Marketing
Served as Army’s senior marketing executive directing leading the reorganization and rebranding of all marketing efforts; oversaw a multi-million dollar annual budget. Managed a marketing team of 64 people consisting of in-house creatives, program managers, and field marketing representatives. Direct oversight of Army’s seven agency partners responsible for advertising, public relations, multicultural event marketing, digital, social media, gaming, mobile, and research. Supervised brand licensing program.
Jun 2006 - Apr 2007
Corporate Fellow
Selected as a Corporate Fellow by the Secretary of Defense, one of only eight officers from all four services to work with Fortune 500 companies in a year-long program identifying and evaluating best practices and technologies to transform the Department of Defense.
Jun 2005 - Jun 2006
Strategic Planner
Chosen as a Strategic Planner by Army Chief of Staff; Member of Strategic Communications team that wrote the 2006 Army Posture Statement, the Secretary of the Army's written testimony to Congress.
Sep 2003 - Jun 2005
Battalion Commander
Lucky enough to lead some amazing Soldiers when the battalion was part of 2ID! Steel Behind the Rock!


(1 year, 3 months)
Jun 2004 - Aug 2004
Iraq ribbon
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Didn't deploy but as a Battalion Commander we ran the deployment for 2BCT, 2ID and earned the Chief of Staff Deployment Excellence Award. We also deployed one of our Q36 Radar Sections.
Jun 1999 - Oct 1999
Bosnia and Herzegovina
As a BN S3 we deployed a Platoon of M270A1.
Nov 1994 - May 1995
Operation Roving Sentry
As a Battery Commander ran several refugee camps in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools
Additional Specialization(s)
Security Clearance
None / Expired

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

1981 - 1985

United States Military Academy (USMA, West Point)

Bachelor's Degree, Economics