MAJ Lee Spencer Wallace is a
Distinguished Military Graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi ROTC
program, and was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in the United States Army in
2000. He has served in a multitude of
operational and training assignments over the past 16 years to include Light,
Mechanized, Stryker, and Ranger assignments.
He is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
His first assignment was Fort
Benning, Georgia where he served as a Bradley Fighting Vehicle Platoon Leader with
1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, Can Do!, where he
deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Desert Spring and was among the lead
elements assaulting into Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Immediately upon re-deployment, he was specially
selected to serve as a Ranger Rifle Platoon Leader with the 3rd
Ranger Battalion deploying to Afghanistan and Iraq to conduct numerous Joint
Special Operations in support of the Global War on Terrorism.
Following completion of the Infantry
Captains Career Course, MAJ Wallace was selected and assigned to the Ranger
Training Brigade serving as the Brigade Air Operations Officer and Instructor
for the Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leader Course.
After Fort Benning, MAJ Wallace
was assigned to Fort Campbell, KY and selected to serve as an Air Assault Rifle
Company Commander for Baker Company, 1-506, Currahee, deploying his company to
Afghanistan to conduct counter insurgency operations across 7 districts in the
Ghazni, Wardak, and Paktika Provinces of Afghanistan.
In 2008, MAJ Wallace and his
family moved to Hunter Army Airfield, GA where he served as the Battalion Assistant
Operations Officer and Rear Detachment Commander for 1st Ranger
Battalion deploying once again to Afghanistan in support of a Joint Special
Operations Task Force. In 2010, MAJ
Wallace assumed command of A Company, 1st Ranger Battalion and
deployed to Afghanistan conducting multiple Joint Special Operations Raids in
support of national policies and objectives.
Following his assignment to the 1st
Ranger Battalion, MAJ Wallace and his family moved to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas where
he served as the Deputy Operations Officer for the Mission Command Center of
Excellence and was selected to attend the US Army Command and General Staff Officer’s
Course in July of 2012.
Upon graduation from the Command and
General Staff College, MAJ Wallace was assigned as the Operations Officer for 2nd
Battalion, 23rd Infantry, Tomahawks followed with service as the Battalion
Executive Officer for 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry
Regiment, the Patriot Battalion.
Before his current assignment as
the Regimental Executive Officer for the 3rd US Infantry Regiment,
The Old Guard, MAJ Wallace was hand-selected to serve as the Executive Officer
for 4th Battalion, 3rd US Infantry Regiment, the official
ceremonial escort to the President of the United States.
He has earned the Airborne Senior
Parachutist Wings, Pathfinder Badge and Ranger Tab, as well as the Combat and
Expert Infantryman’s Badge. MAJ Wallace
also holds an Associate’s Degree from Southwest Mississippi Community College,
Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi,
and a Master’s of Science in Adult, Occupational, and Continuing Education from
Kansas State University.
Major Wallace’s awards and decorations include
the Bronze Star for Valor, the Bronze Star for service, the Purple Heart, two Meritorious
Service Medals, four Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, the
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and numerous other campaign and
service medals. Additionally, MAJ
Wallace was a recipient of the 2008 GEN Douglas A. MacArthur Leadership Award
and the U.S. Army’s Grateful Nation Award Winner for 2015 from the Jewish
Institute of National Security Affairs.