Col 179AW MDG Commander COL. ANDREW LEE


Col. (Dr.) Andrew Lee is the commander of the 179th Medical Group, Ohio Air National Guard, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Medical Group provides immunizations, public health, optometry, laboratory, and dental services to support preventive health assessments and deployment processing. As commander of the 179th Medical Group, he ensures members of the 179th Airlift Wing and 200th RED HORSE Squadron are able to deploy, mission-ready, to anywhere in the world.


Col. Lee joined the 179th Air Wing in 2000, and was direct commission as a Captain in 179th Medical Squadron as an Internal Medicine Physician. He graduated from Aerospace Medicine Primary in October 2003, earning his wings as a flight surgeon. He has over 15 years of experience, holding several key positions most recently the Chief of Aerospace Medicine and Senior Flight Surgeon.  He served as the Medical Group Commander from December 2015 - October 2016


Col. Lee deployed in support of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and recently Maria, Iraqi Freedom and Operation Inherent Resolve. He has served at home station in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He had been an integral part of the Ohio CERF-P and Homeland Response Force. He has deployed to Hawaii in support of Innovative Readiness Training.  And has also provided care for members at home during Guard Care in Morrow and Madison County.  He remains an integral part of the 164 Airlift Squadron and actively flies with them and has helped with the smooth transition from the C-130 to the C-27 and back to the C-130 H1.    He also maintains a busy private practice in Pediatrics and Adult Internal Medicine and is involved in the local community of Galion and Crestline Ohio since 1995.  He has served as the Chief of Staff at a local community hospital and currently is in his 8th year as the chairman of the section of pediatrics.

1987 Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry/Pre-Med, Cum Laude, Taylor University, Upland, Ind.

1991 Medical Doctor, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

1995 Dual Residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

2003 Aerospace Medicine Primary, Distinguished Graduate, Brooks Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas

2006 USAF Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence

2011 USAF Air War College, by correspondence

2018 USAF Aircraft Mishap and Prevention workshop



1. August 2000 - September 2008, Internal Medicine Physician, 179th Medical Squadron, Mansfield, Ohio

2. September 2008 - August 2011, Flight Surgeon, 179th Medical Group, Mansfield, Ohio

3. March 2009 - May 2009, Chief Aerospace Medicine, 447th EAS, Baghdad, Iraq

4. September 2011 - November 2015, Chief Aerospace Medicine, 179th Medical Group, Mansfield, Ohio

5. February 2016 - May 2016, Squadron Medical Element, Ali-Al Salem AB, Kuwait

5. December 2015 - October 2016, Commander, 179th Medical Group, Mansfield, Ohio

6. November 2016-Present, Chief Aerospace Medicine, 179th Medical Group, Mansfield, Ohio


Meritorious Service Medal, Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal

Army Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal, Oak Leaf Cluster

AF Outstanding Unit Award, two Oak Leaf Clusters

National Defense Service Medal

Iraq Campaign Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border

Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Mobility x 2

Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Pistol)

AF Training Ribbon

Louisiana Emergency Service Medal

Ohio Faithful Service Ribbon

Ohio Special Service Ribbon

Ohio Award of Merit


Captain Aug. 30, 2000

Major Oct 25, 2002

Lieutenant Colonel Mar. 20, 2007

Colonel Aug. 25, 2015



(Current as of May 2018)



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