Col Glenda Mathurin-Lee

Director of Joint Staff

Colonel Glenda Mathurin-Lee is assigned to the Joint Force Headquarters Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) as the Director of Joint Staff and the Director of Staff-Air. She is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the VING in support of its federal and local missions. Colonel Lee is tasked with facilitating programs and directives for the Adjutant General and coordinating efforts throughout the organization to ensure effective planning, communication, and mission execution. She oversees the directorate staffs and programs to include Personnel, Operations, Logistics, Facilities, Communications, and Strategic Planning along with the operations of the Virgin Islands Air National Guard (VIANG). Colonel Lee enlisted in the VIANG in 1988 and served as a traditional reservist until getting commissioned in 2002 through the Air National Guard (ANG) Academy of Military Science, McGhee Tyson ANG Base, TN. She was commissioned as a Communications Officer. Colonel Lee earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and a Master of Arts degree from the University of the Virgin Islands.

Colonel Lee served on the Counterdrug Task Force in various capacities to include Drug Demand Reduction Non Commissioned Officer in support of Community Based Organizations and educational institutions, Drug Demand Reduction Administrator for the territory, Operations Officer, and Deputy Counterdrug Coordinator. Colonel Lee assumed command of the 285th Combat Communications Squadron in April 2009 until her deployment to Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in October 2011. Upon her return from deployment, Colonel Lee was assigned as the State Human Resources Officer of the VING. She was then assigned as the Director of Personnel & Military Personnel Management Officer for the VIANG followed by the Director of Staff-Air. In August 2019, Colonel Lee was assigned as the Director of Joint Staff and she continues to serve as the Director of Staff-Air.
 

EDUCATION
1993    Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Cum Laude, University of the Virgin Islands
2000 Master of Arts Degree in Education, University of the Virgin Islands
2002 Academy of Military Science, McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, TN
2003 Air Force Communication and Information Officer Training, Network Management, Keesler AFB, MS
2003 Air Force Communication and Information Officer Training, Fixed and Deployable Communications, Keesler AFB, MS
2004 Air Force Communication and Information Officer Training, Expeditionary Comm Officer Training, Keesler AFB, MS
2009 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
2014 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL
2015 Personnel Officer School, Keesler AFB, MS
2018 Air War College (correspondence)
2019 ANG Commander Development Course, Joint Base Andrews, MD
2019 Joint Task Force Commander Training Course, Peterson AFB, CO
2019 Dual-Status Commander Orientation Course, Peterson AFB, CO



ASSIGNMENTS
June 2002 – December 2007  Operations Flight Commander, 285th Combat Communications Squadron, Virgin Islands Air National Guard, St. Croix, Virgin Islands
January 2008 – March 2009 March 2009: Support Flight Commander, 285th Combat Communications Squadron, Virgin Islands Air National Guard, St. Croix, Virgin Islands
April 2009 – April 2012 Commander, 285th Combat Communications Squadron, Virgin Islands Air National Guard, St. Croix, Virgin Islands
(October 2011- April 2012, Deputy Squadron Commander Communications Squadron, 376 Air Expeditionary Wing, Manas AFB, Kyrgyzstan)
May 2012 – October 2014 Human Resources Officer, Joint Force Headquarters, Virgin Islands National Guard, St. Croix, Virgin Islands
November 2014 – November 2018    Director of Personnel, Joint Force Headquarters, Virgin Islands National Guard, St. Croix, Virgin Islands
December 2018 – Present: Director of Staff-Air, Joint Force Headquarters, Virgin Islands National Guard, St. Croix, Virgin Islands
August 2019 – Present Director of Joint Staff, Joint Force Headquarters, Virgin Islands National Guard, St. Croix, Virgin Islands


MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
AF Longevity Service Medal with silver cluster and gold cluster
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 1 ‘M’ Device
Air Force Training Ribbon


EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 21, 2002
First Lieutenant June 21, 2004
Captain June 21, 2006
Major June 10, 2010
Lieutenant Colonel July 7, 2015
Colonel November 21, 2019


(Current as of February 2020)