65th Medical Brigade

65th Medical Brigade

Pacific Medics – Warrior Care

Brigade Commander

Colonel Lee Burnett

Colonel Lee Burnett was born and raised in Northern California. He completed undergraduate studies at the University of California, Davis, in 1993 and medical school at the Western University of Health Sciences in 1997. Following graduation, COL Burnett completed a family medicine residency at the University of California Irvine and is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and holds a Master of Strategic Studies from the Army War College.

COL Burnett joined the US Army Reserves in 1997. While serving in the Reserves, he practiced civilian family medicine as a partner in a multi-clinic, multi-provider primary care practice. He deployed twice to Iraq, in 2005 with the 344th CSH and 2008 with the 345th CSH. In 2009 he mobilized with the Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (USACAPOC) at Fort Bragg, NC, and then transferred to the Army Active Component in 2011. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2012 as Brigade Surgeon with 4/82d Airborne.

Additional duty positions included Command Surgeon, Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command; Division Surgeon, 2nd Infantry Division; Chief Medical Officer, 121st Combat Support Hospital/Brian D. Allgood Army Community Hospital. From 2018 to 2020, he commanded the 115th Combat Support Hospital, overseeing the unit's conversion to the 32nd Hospital Center in 2019 and deploying multiple elements CONUS and OCONUS supporting the Army's medical response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Before returning to Korea, COL Burnett served as Director of Healthcare Delivery at the Office of the Surgeon General in Falls Church, VA.

COL Burnett's military education includes the AMEDD Officer Basic Course, AMEDD Captain Career Course, and Army Flight Surgeon Course. He is an in-residence graduate of CGSC, Ft. Leavenworth, KS, and the US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA.

His awards and decorations include The Legion of Merit (1OLC), Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), Army Achievement Medal, Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 1 Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with 3 Stars, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Forces Reserve Medal (3), Army Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Medic Badge, Flight Surgeon Badge, Airborne Badge, Air Assault Badge. He completed the Manchu Mile in 2015 and is a recipient of the Official Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3).

In his free time, COL Burnett volunteers as a board member with the nonprofit educational organization, the Health Professional Student Association. The organization helps students from underserved communities become healthcare professionals.