Mr. David O. Lee retired from the
position of Personnel Proponent Specialist, Deputy Chief, Office of The
Quartermaster General, US Army Quartermaster Center and School, Fort Lee,
Virginia . As the senior civilian in the office, he executed the mission
responsibilities that impacted life cycle management for Quartermaster military
and civilian personnel. The personnel proponent mission encompassed thousands of
military (Active/Reserve) and civilians.
Mr. Lee was born on May 29, 1938, in
Washington Court House, Ohio. He graduated from Washington High School in 1956
and Central State University; Xenia, Ohio in 1960 with a Bachelor of
Science Degree in Social Studies. He received a Master of Arts Degree in
Business Administration from Central Michigan University, Point Pleasant,
Michigan in 1974..···He is a graduate of the resident US Army Command and General Staff College.
Mr. Lee was commissioned as a
Quartermaster Second Lieutenant in 1960 and served in various
assignments including two tours of duty in both Vietnam and Europe , While on active duty, he served in a
variety of troop support and command positions. He
served in non-divisional Direct Support and General Support Battalions,
Headquarters ,Seventh Army Support Command, USAREUR DCSLOG, Qui Nhon Depot
Defense· Construction Supply
Center, DLA, and The Brigade and Battalion Operations Department Infantry
School, Fort Benning, Georgia.
Before his Army retirement as a
Lieutenant Colonel in March of 1981, Mr. Lee served as G4 Advisor, 76th
Infantry Division (Training) with responsibilities·
Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode
York and Maryland. The Training Division mission was to move, upon mobilization,
to an active Army installation and execute .Basic
Training (ST) and/or Advanced Individual Training (AIT) or at the time “One
Station Unit Training” enabling rapid deployment of active duty Soldiers.
He assumed his present position in 1982
in the newly established Specialist Proponent Office, after a temporary
assignment as a computer specialist for the USALOGC, now CASCOM/SCoE.
His awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters; National Defense Service Medal and Armed Forces Reserve Medal. He received the Achievement Medal and Commanders Award for Outstanding .Civilian and the Superior Civilian Service Award as a government civilian.