Maj. Gen. Carol A. Lee is mobilization assistant to the Surgeon General of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C.
General Lee was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University, N.Y., in 1975. She was commissioned through the Air Force Reserve Health Professions Scholarship Program in May 1975. She completed medical school, internship and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md., and a gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
The general entered active duty as an internist-gastroenterologist in July 1984 at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. She has also served as a gastroenterologist at David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB, Calif. She left active duty in June 1988, and joined the Air Force Reserve with the 940th U.S. Air Force Clinic, 940th Air Refueling Group, Mather AFB, Calif. As a traditional Reservist, General Lee has served as Chief, Clinical Services; Chief, Aeromedical Services; and Commander, 940th Aerospace Medicine Squadron. In her civilian occupation, she works as a staff gastroenterologist at a prominent medical center in Sacramento, Calif.
1975 Bachelor of Arts degree in biology, Cornell University, N.Y.
1979 Medical degree, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
1980 Internal medicine internship, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md.
1982 Internal medicine residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md.
1983 Gastroenterology Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
1989 Aerospace Medicine Primary Course
1992 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
1997 Air War College, by correspondence
1. July 1984 - June 1987, internist-gastroenterologist, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
2. June 1987 - July 1988, staff gastroenterologist and Chief, Gastroenterology, David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB, Calif.
3. September 1988 - October 1989, internist, 940th U.S. Air Force Clinic, Mather AFB, Calif.
4. November 1989 - April 1998, Chief, Clinical Services, and Chief, Aeromedical Services, 940th Medical Squadron, McClellan AFB, Calif.
5. April 1998 - July 2002, Commander, 940th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, Beale AFB, Calif.
6. July 2002 - February 2007, mobilization assistant to the Commander, 59th Medical Wing, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas.
7. February 2007 - January 2008, mobilization assistant to the Assistant Surgeon General for Medical Force Development/Nursing Services, Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C.
8. January 2008 - November 2009, Deputy Joint Staff Surgeon and Director, Joint Reserve Medical Readiness Operations and Affairs, Special Staff to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
9. November 2009 - present, mobilization assistant to the Surgeon General of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C.
Rating: Senior flight surgeon
Flight hours: More than 500
Aircraft flown: T-37, KC-135E, KC-10, C-141, C-5 and F-3 Tornado
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with silver and three bronze oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with two bronze stars
Southwest Asia Service Medal with bronze star
Kosovo Campaign Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal with bronze star
Air Force Overseas Ribbon - Long
Air Force Longevity Service Award with four oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with hourglass and six 'M' devices
Air Force Training Ribbon
NATO Medal (Former Republic of Yugoslavia)
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Aug. 15, 1975
First Lieutenant May 31, 1979
Captain June 3, 1979
Major June 13, 1985
Lieutenant Colonel June 12, 1992
Colonel April 1, 1998
Brigadier General Feb. 16, 2006
Major General Feb. 2, 2010
(Current as of August 2010)