Colonel Lee C. Freeman
Colonel Lee C. Freeman was born and raised in Indiana. He attended the Virginia Military Institute and upon graduation was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps as a Medical Service Corps officer. He also holds master’s degrees from the National War College in National Security Strategy and the Defense Intelligence Agency’s National Intelligence University in Strategic Intelligence.
COL Freeman’s initial assignment was as the Medical Platoon Leader for 2-6 Infantry Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany with a deployment in support of SFOR to Bosnia-Herzegovina. He was next assigned as the Executive Officer for US Army Health Clinic Baumholder.
In July 2000 he was assigned to the Army Medical Department Center and School as an Officer Basic Course Instructor. In July 2002 he was assigned as the Combat Health Support Officer for 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
At the midpoint of the yearlong OIF tour he took command of the 801st Main Support Medical Company, 101st DISCOM. During the Division’s transformation to the modular design concept, he was selected for a second command, the Sustainment Support Medical Company in the 101st SB and deployed in support of OIF 05-07.
In 2006 he was assigned as the Medical Operations Officer for the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and deployed twice in support of OIF 07-09 and 08-10 at the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Arabian Peninsula.
Upon graduation of a master’s degree LTHET program he next served as the Executive Officer for the 115th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Polk and deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom. Upon his selection for the Combatant Command Internship, he was next assigned to the US Central Command Surgeon’s Office, MacDill Air Force Base, FL and transitioned to serve as the Joint Medical Operations Officer from 2012 to 2014. In 2014 he was assigned as the Brigade S-3 for the 44th Medical Brigade, Fort Bragg, NC.
His next assignment was to the U.S. Army Medical Command serving as Deputy Chief for Current Operations, G3/5/7. From 2016 to 2018 he commanded the Brooke Army Medical Center Troop Command. Prior to his attendance at the National War College, he served as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations/G3 for the two-star level Regional Health Command-Pacific HQ. Post-NWC he commanded the 32d Hospital Center and deployed as the Task Force Medical 32 Commander,
Role 3 Commander, and Command Surgeon for Combined Joint Task Force – Inherent Resolve. Prior to assuming command of WBAMC, he served as the Deputy Commanding Officer for JRTC and Fort Polk, LA.
COL. Freeman’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit w/1 OLC, Bronze Star Medal w/ 1 OLC; Defense Meritorious Service Medal w/1 OLC. He is authorized to wear the Combat Medical Badge; Expert Field Medical Badge; Airborne Badge; Air Assault Badge; the Australian Parachutist Badge. He is the recipient of the 2009 CPT John R. Teal 70H Leadership Award and is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit.
Colonel Freeman is married to COL Rose L. Freeman, currently deployed to CJTF-OIR. Together they have five children.