Michael R. Lee, a high priests group assistant in the West Allis 1st Ward, Milwaukee Wisconsin Stake, has been promoted to brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.
Now the highest ranking Air Force Reserve officer in the Milwaukee area, Gen. Lee is commander of the 440th Airlift Wing at General Mitchell International Airport Air Reserve Station, Wis.He entered the Air Force in 1963 and went to navigator training school at James Connally Air Force Base, Texas, which has since closed. From there he was assigned to Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., where he was a B-52 navigator until 1969. He then left active duty and joined the Air Force Reserve at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, where he was a navigator on the C-124 Globemaster, a cargo aircraft, and worked as a stockbroker for a local firm.
As a member of the Air Force Reserve, Gen. Lee has served in various positions on bases throughout the United States. In 1988, he became deputy chief of staff for operations at headquarters for the 4th Air Force at McClellan Air Force Base, Calif. He became commander of the 445th Military Airlift Wing at Norton Air Force Base, Calif., in 1989. He assumed his present position in April 1991.
He and his wife, the former Sharon Seavy, have three daughters.