Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Garrett Yee

By AMY TURNEROctober 5, 2022

2022 Hall of Fame Inductee

Santa Clara University (1987)

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Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Garrett S. Yee was born on August 5, 1965, in San Jose, California.

He attended Santa Clara University where he completed both a Bachelor of Science in Combined Sciences and the Army ROTC program. Yee graduated and commissioned in 1987.

Yee’s command and operational assignments include commander, 335th Signal Command (Theater) (Provisional) in Kuwait, where he concurrently served as the G-6 for U.S. Army Central Command and the director of Cyber Information Systems for the Combined Joint Task Force - Operation INHERENT RESOLVE; deputy commanding general for Mobilization, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois; deputy commander, 335th Signal Command (Theater)(Provisional) during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in Afghanistan; commander,505th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade in Las Vegas, Nevada; commander, 650th Regional Support Group in Las Vegas, Nevada; theater observation detachment officer with the Center for Army Lessons Learned in Iraq during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, where he authored a handbook on provincial reconstruction teams; and commander, 3/356th Logistics Support Battalion at Fort Bliss, Texas.

Before retiring, Yee served as the assistant to the director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). In this role, he helped to lead a global organization of 8,000 military and civilian personnel who plan, develop, deliver and operate joint, interoperable, command and control capabilities and a global enterprise infrastructure, in direct support of the President, Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, combatant commanders, Department of Defense components, and other mission partners across the full spectrum of operations.

Yee retired from the Army on April 8, 2022, after 35 years of service. His military awards and accolades include the Army Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, NATO Medal, Parachutist Badge and German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency. He is also a recipient of the National Infantry Association Order of Saint- Maurice and the Signal Corps Bronze Order of Mercury.

About the Army ROTC Hall of Fame

The ROTC Hall of Fame was established in 2016 as part of the ROTC Centennial celebration. The first class (2016) inducted 326 former ROTC Cadets who had distinguished themselves in their military or civilian career.

The Hall of Fame honors graduates of the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps who have distinguished themselves in military or civilian pursuits. It provides a prestigious and tangible means of recognizing and honoring Army ROTC Alumni who have made lasting, significant contributions to the Nation, the Army and the history and traditions of the Army ROTC Program.

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