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Colonel Lee Flemming

U.S. Army COL Lee Flemming is Deputy Commander for Joint Base San Antonio and the Vice Commander of the 502d Air Base Wing. The 8,000-person 502d ABW consolidates 49 installation management support functions for a military community with an annual operating budget of more than $700 million, and a $32 billion plant replacement value. It encompasses more than 80,000 full-time personnel, 145,000 students and a retiree community of more than 250,000. The 502d ABW also supports in excess of $4.5 billion in directed projects. The organization has host base responsibilities for Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, JBSA-Camp Bullis, JBSA-Lackland and JBSA-Randolph.


Colonel Flemming is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Infantry from the University of Houston in May of 1991.  The colonel has a master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Houston, and a Master of Military Arts and Sciences from the Command and General Staff College, Leavenworth, Kansas. He also has a Master of Arts in National Security from the National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.



1991 - University of Houston, Bachelor of Science, Political Science

1991 - Infantry Officer's Basic Course

1992 - United States Army Ranger School

1995 - Infantry Officer’s Advanced Course

1995 - Bradley Leaders Course

2003 - University of Houston, Master of Public Administration

2003 - Command and Staff College, Master of Military Arts and Sciences

2014 - U.S. War College, Master of Arts in National Security, National Defense University



  1. June 1991 – September 1991, Regimental Lieutenant, National ROTC Advanced Camp, Fort Lewis, Washington

  2. October 1991 – April 1992, Infantry Officer's Basic Course and Ranger School

  3. May 1992 – June 1995, Rifle Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Support Platoon Leader and Battalion Logistics Officer, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment of the 7th Infantry Division, Fort Ord, California and Fort Lewis, Washington.

  4. June 1996 – June 1997, Collective Training Officer, 5th Corps Headquarters, Heidelberg, Germany

  5. June 1997 – June 2000, Battalion Assistant Operations Officer and Company Commander, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment in Vilseck, Germany

  6. August 2000 – June 2002, Brigade Assistant Operations Officer, 75th Division (ACRC) headquartered in Houston, Texas

  7. July 2002 – June 2003, Student, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

  8. June 2003 – October 2006, Brigade Logistics Officer, 1st Brigade (327th Bastogne), 101st Division, and Battalion Operations and Executive Officer, 2nd of the 327th Infantry (No Slack)

  9. 2003 – 2005, Deployed IRAQI FREEDOM, 101st Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky

  10. November 2006 – June 2009, Exercise Branch Chief, Joint Land Component Headquarters Madrid, Madrid, Spain

  11. June 2009 – May 2011, Commander, 1-141 Infantry Battalion (Light), Fort Bliss, Texas

  12. June 2011 – August 2013, Inspection General, U.S. Army Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

  13. August 2013 – June 2014, War College Fellowship, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.

  14. July 2014 – June 2017, Commander Base Support Group, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe

  15. July 2017 - Present, Vice Commander, 502nd Air Base Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas



    Defense Superior Service Medal
    Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster
    Defense Meritorious Service Medal
    Army Commendation Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters
    Army Achievement medal with oak leaf cluster
    Iraqi Freedom Medal
    Kosovo Campaign Medal
    NATO Medal
    National Defense Service Medal
    Army Service Ribbon
    Combat Infantryman’s Badge
    Expert Infantryman’s Badge
    Parachutist Badge
    Air Assault Badge
    Ranger Tab


Current as of November 2017

Meritorious Service Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters