February 1, 2005 > Local reservist Garrett Yee promoted to Lieutenant Colonel
Local reservist Garrett Yee promoted to Lieutenant Colonel
by MAJ Ino Mereb
Garrett Yee, Commander of the 3-356th Logistic Support Battalion stationed at Fort Hunter Liggett as part of the 3rd Training Support Brigade, 91st Division, was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (Lt. Col.) on Jan. 10 in a ceremony that included the commander of the 3rd Brigade, Colonel James Mathis and Yee's family.
Yee received an ROTC commission as a Second Lieutenant in 1987. Over the years, he has held various assignments to include Company Commander; Aide-de-Camp; Observer/Controller and Team Chief; Battalion Operations Officer; and Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer. Prior to assuming command of the 3-356th Logistics Support Battalion in April 2004, he was called to active duty for eight months as a mobilized Plans Officer assigned to the 91st Division Headquarters at Parks Reserve Forces Training Area.
His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms and Services Course, the Command and General Staff Officer Course, and the Battalion/Brigade Pre-Command Course. He holds a bachelor's degree from Santa Clara University and has a Masters in Business Administration from Golden Gate University.
In his civilian occupation, Yee is a manager in the Operations Division of the Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau in San Francisco, where he has worked for the past 15 years. He also serves on the Ohlone College Board of Trustees, is Chairman of the Mission Peak Scouting District, and was recently re-appointed to a second term on to the Redevelopment Agency Appeals Board for the City of Fremont. He is also past president of Citizens for Better Community, a local community service organization. Family members present for the ceremony included his wife Maria, children Michael and Alissa and his parents, Gilbert and Michiko Yee. His oldest son Gilbert is a freshman at San Francisco State University and was unable to attend.
About the 3-356th Logistic Support Battalion: The 3-356th Logistic Support Battalion (LSB) is part of the 3rd Training Support Brigade, 91st Division. The LSB conducts logistics operations to support pre-mobilization training of Army Reserve and National Guard units by 3rd Brigade, 91st Division elements. The LSB headquarters is located at Fort Hunter Liggett, CA, with subordinate units located throughout California and Arizona. The commander of the LSB is Lieutenant Colonel Garrett Yee and the Command Sergeant Major is CSM Donald Gaddini. For more information about the LSB, contact Major Ino Mereb, Executive Officer, at (831) 386-2374.