Moderator: MG Garrett Yee, USA
Assistant to the Director
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
Army Maj. Gen. Garrett S. Yee is the assistant to the director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). In this role, he helps 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. Prior to this assignment, Yee served as the military deputy to the Army CIO/G-6 and senior information security officer in the Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO)/G6, Headquarters, Department of the Army in the Pentagon. Yee, a native of Fremont, California, received his commission in the Army upon graduation from Santa Clara University. He later earned a Master of Business Administration from Golden Gate University and Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the Army War College. 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. Yee’s awards and decorations 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.