Lt. Gen. James M. Lee
Lt. Gen. James M. Lee commanded the US Army, Pacific (Western Command) from 1983-1985. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps Reserve in 1944 and served in World War II before graduating from the US Military Academy in 1950. He later graduated from the Air Command and Staff College, the Armed Forces Staff College, and the Army War College.
In the Korean War, Lee served as an infantry company commander. In Vietnam he commanded the 196th Infantry Brigade in 1969. An Army Aviator, Lee served Chief of Legislative Liaison in the Office of the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff for the Allied Forces in Southern Europe. His awards include the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart.
USARPAC postures and prepares the force for unified land operations, responds to threats, sustains and protects the force, and builds military relationships that develop partner defense capacity in order to contribute to a stable and secure U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility.
Vincent K. Brooks