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Chief of Staff

Mr. David M. Fee


Retired Army Col. David M. Fee is the Chief of Staff for the Defense Information School. He assumed this position in August 2017. In this capacity he oversees all staff actions, quality assurance, command group functions, and he ensures operating policies and procedures are developed and followed. 

Mr. Fee received a regular Army commission to Infantry in 1987 from the United States Military Academy.  After the Infantry Basic Course and Ranger School, he was assigned to 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment (Airborne), Fort Richardson, Alaska.  Mr. Fee branch transferred to Aviation attending Flight School, Advanced and the Cavalry Leader’s Course.  His follow-on assignments included 5th Squadron, 17th Cavalry, Camp Mobile, Korea, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry, Fort Campbell, Kentucky and 4 Regiment, Army Air Corps (United Kingdom) with a tour in Bosnia.

After Command and General Staff College, COL(R) Fee was assigned to Fort Carson, Colorado as the G3 Air, 7th Infantry Division; Executive Officer to the Chief of Staff Operations-Kosovo and as a Squadron Executive and Operations Officer in 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment in Colorado and Iraq.  Mr. Fee’s next assignment was as an Attack Aviation Planner with the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps-Italy.  COL(R) Fee had the distinct honor of serving as the Commander of the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division-the Wolfpack at Fort Bragg, Fort Hood and Iraq.  He then served as the Professor of Military Science for the University of California-Berkeley.  After attending the United States Army War College, Mr. Fee was assigned to Fort Rucker, Alabama as Director of the Directorate of Evaluation and Standardization. Mr. Fee then served as the Director Academic Operation for the US Army War College and as the Deputy Program Manager of the Saudi Arabian National Guard. 

He is married to the love of his life, Jana. They have four children, three grandchildren and Hui.