Civil Air Patrol

Col Mike Lee – Commander, NM Wing

Biography

Colonel Mike Lee, as New Mexico Wing Commander, serves as chief executive officer for the more than 800 members of Civil Air Patrol’s New Mexico Wing. Col. Lee joined CAP in December of 2007. He served as Squadron Commander of the Roswell Composite Squadron from February 2010 to September 2013, and as New Mexico Wing Vice Commander (South) from March 2014 to June 2015.

Col Lee received his Level V Gill Robb Wilson Award in June of 2014. He has a Master’s rating in Professional Development.

Col Lee has been a fully qualified Mission Pilot, Orientation Pilot and Glider Tow Pilot. He now serves as Mission Observer/Scanner and is qualified to fly Cessna 182 and 172 aircraft.

For 32 years, he was a Band Director in the public schools of Texas and New Mexico. He is now retired. He is also an active clinician and judge for band and choir contests in both Texas and New Mexico.

He and his wife Suzy of 41 years have two children, Allison Boyd (married) of Odessa, Texas and Randy (married) of Lubbock, Texas. They have one granddaughter, Madelyn, daughter of Josh and Allison Boyd and one grandson, Greyson, son of Randy and Nicki Lee.

EDUCATION

1979 BMed , Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas
1985 MMed , Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

CAP ASSIGNMENTS

Director, Unit Commander’s Course, NM Wing Jul 2012 Jun 2015
Squadron Commander, Roswell Composite Squadron 2010-2013
Professional Development Officer, Roswell Composite Squadron 2009
Aerospace Education Officer, Roswell Composite Squadron 2011
NMWG Vice Commander South 2014
NMWG Commander June 2015

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Commander’s Commendation Ribbon 2010
Yeager Ribbon Oct 2010
Find Ribbon Mar 2012
Outstanding Student South West Region Staff College 2011
Meritorious Service Award Sept 2013
NM Squadron Commander of the year Award 2013
Gil Robb Wilson Award; Level V Jun 2014

PROMOTIONS HISTORY

Senior Member Dec 2007
Second Lieutenant Jul 2008
First Lieutenant Nov 2009
Captain Mar 2011
Major Mar 2014
Colonel Jun 2015

 

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