Commodore (Relieved August 1, 2012) 
Captain Bradley Lee 
Commodore (August 2010 - August 2012)

Captain Brad Lee attended North Carolina State University and graduated in 1987 with a Bachelors degree in Chemistry. He was commissioned an Ensign through Navy ROTC. Following completion of Surface Warfare Officer’s Division Officer’s Course in Coronado, California, he reported for duty in USS KANSAS CITY (AOR 3), homeported in Oakland California where he served as Damage Control Assistant, Second and Fourth Division Officer. Earning his Surface Warfare qualification, Captain Lee deployed as a part of OPERATION DESERT STORM.

Ashore Captain Lee served as an Officer recruiter in Raleigh, North Carolina, followed by instructor duty in Newport, Rhode Island at Surface Warfare Division Officer School. After completion of Department Head School, Captain Lee reported to Earle, New Jersey in USS BUTTE (AE 27) where he served as Operations Officer, deploying as a part of OPERATION NOBEL ANVIL and the final deployment of USS BUTTE (AE 27). Following USS BUTTE, Captain Lee reported to Norfolk, Virginia in USS NASSAU (LHA 4) as First Lieutenant. Operating in the Mediterranean Sea and the West Coast of Africa he participated in OPERATION SILVER WAKE.

Ashore Captain Lee served as Fleet Fuels and Amphibious Officer on the staff of the Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet. After this tour he attended the Naval War College where he earned a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategy. Upon completion of the Naval War College, Captain Lee served as Executive Officer in USS GERMANTOWN (LSD 42) and USS HARPERS FERRY (LSD 49) in Sasebo, Japan. There he was a part of the first successful crew swap of two LSDs and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. After his tour as Executive Officer, Captain Lee reported to Commander Amphibious Squadron Eight as Chief Staff Officer, where he participated in OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. Afterwards, Captain Lee also served as an instructor at Tactical Training Group Atlantic. Captain Lee served as the Commanding Officer in USS SAN ANTONIO (LPD 17), in Norfolk, Virginia. Captain Lee was the first operational Commanding Officer of the San Antonio Class of ships. Captain Lee then served as the Branch Chief for Global Strike for the Deputy Director of Global Operations on the staff of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Captain Lee also served as the lead for the Director’s Action Group for Navy Irregular Warfare (OPNAV N3/N5).

Captain Lee is currently serving as the Commodore of Amphibious Squadron Eleven, forward deployed to Sasebo, Japan.

Captain Lee’s personal decorations include a Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy Commendation Medal (4), Navy Achievement Medal (6) as well as various unit and service awards.

 NEWS

Seven Sailors assigned to AMPHIBIOUS SQUADRON ELEVEN were recognized for their efforts recently in an awards ceremony held under
DC3 Steven Rebella demonstrates the proper usage of the CO2 fire extinguisher aboard USS Essex.
Formation
Seaman Rachel Mackey steers the amphibious dock landing ship.
Machine gun training onboard Harpers Ferry
USS Essex (LHD 2) is at anchorage off the coast of White Beach
USS Essex
Sailors move a fork lift truck aboard the dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42)
Marines with the 31st MEU board the USS Essex at White Beach Naval Facility Okinawa
USS Essex (LHD 2) Hosts honorable Raymond Greene, U.S. Consulate General to Okinawa, and Japanese Dignitaries
A Marine assigned to the 31st MEU directs a high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle out of the upper vehicle storage area
Seaman Henry Stumpf directs an amphibious assault vehicle assigned to the 31st MEU in the well deck of USS Germantown
Essex, PHIBRON 11 Sailors Visit Indonesian University

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