Executive Aerospace & Space Advisory Consortium
Lee K. Levy, II
Retired Air Force Major General
Lee brings over 34 years of distinguished military service as well as unparalleled global leadership experience in national and international security policy, acquisition, sustainment, logistics, global supply chains, advanced manufacturing, civil engineering, strategic planning, nuclear weapons and munitions, and military operations.
Lee is President and CEO of The Levy Group, LLC, which brings deep expertise in global security, global supply chains, Air/Space/Cyber capabilities as well as strategic analysis and organizational development. Additionally, he serves on the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). Appointed by the NASA Administrator, the NAC is the senior external advisory body to the administrator on program and policy matters related to the US space program. Lee has also been appointed by the Governor of Oklahoma as a member of the Oklahoma Aerospace and Autonomous Systems Council.
During his final assignment with the Air Force, Lee was Commanding General of the Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC), Air Force Materiel Command, headquartered at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He served as CEO of the Air Force’s organization responsible for worldwide logistics, supply chain, sustainment, and maintenance, modification, repair, and overhaul (MMRO) of Air Force, other US military, and allied aircraft, space, and cyber systems. Lee led a global enterprise of a 43,000 primarily civilian workforce located in 73 locations across the globe with over $16B in earnings, the USAF’s only true profit and loss organization. Lee also directed and had global responsibility for the Air Force’s supply chains, and Agile software development and sustainment responsibility for Air, Space, and Cyber weapons systems as well as sustainment responsibility for much of the US Nuclear Deterrent Forces.
In other assignments as a general officer, Lee served the second most senior uniformed logistician in the DoD responsible to the Director and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for logistics planning and execution to support global joint operations. He worked with the whole of government and all aspects of commercial industry to develop readiness and give options to US senior leadership. He helped organize DoD response to Ebola Virus outbreak crisis in West Africa, synchronizing with whole of government and delivering courses of action to The White House and also served as primary logistics advisor for DoD response options to Russia’s seizure of The Crimea/invasion of The Ukraine. Lee also oversaw commercial cargo ship conversion program used to enable destruction of Syrian chemical weapons.
Lee also served as the Director of Logistics for Air Mobility Command responsible for global readiness and execution of the DoD’s Air Refueling, Air Cargo, and Aeromedical Evacuation fleets as well as Air Force One and other VIP Platforms. He was also the Commanding General of the 402d Maintenance Wing leading over 10,000 airmen in delivering combat readiness via sustainment of the DoDs C-5, C-130, C-17, E-8C, and F-15 fleets.
His distinguished career also included multiple combat deployments, four joint assignments as well as three assignments in the Pentagon including during the 9/11 attacks.
In 2013, as a general officer, he deployed to Southwest Asia with US Central Command, where he led and directed the US Forces Afghanistan global withdrawal and retrograde of US combat equipment and personnel to achieve POTUS directed regional force levels.
A New Orleans, Louisiana native, Lee’s military career began in 1985 when he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Louisiana State University. He also has earned a graduate certificate in systems management from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Science degree in International Relations from Troy State University. Lee also earned a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College. His varied education also includes completing Harvard’s John F Kennedy School of Government’s Senior Executive Fellows Program and Senior Executives in National and International Security programs. Lee completed the Air Force Enterprise Leadership seminar at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia as well as LOGTECH Executive Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business. Lee also completed the National Association of Corporate Directors Battlefield to Boardroom program.
While in uniform, he also served on the Joint Staff’s Joint Logistics Board, Joint Munitions Board, the Air Force’s Logistics board as well as the U S Transportation Command’s Distribution Process Owner board. He also served as a voting member of the Commercial Airlift Review Board (CARB).
Lee is also a nationally certified corporate director through the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and was in the first-ever group to achieve this new national accreditation. Finally, Lee is a member of Louisiana State University’s “Cadets of the Ole War Skule” Hall of Honor, The National Defense Industrial Association, Rotary Club of Oklahoma City, and a lifetime member of the Logistics Officers Association as well as the Air Force Association.
Commercial and Defense aerospace acquisition and sustainment issues
Global and domestic supply chains and advanced manufacturing
Risk Management and Strategy development
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