About the Author
Lee Kind is a 1996 graduate of the Augusta State University in Augusta, GA
where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with Summa
Cum Laude honors.  Lee also earned Distinguished Military Graduate honors
and a Regular Army Commission as a Second Lieutenant in the
Transportation Corps.

Upon graduation from the Transportation Officer Basic Course as the
Distinguished Graduate, then 2LT Kind was assigned to the 82nd Airborne
Division for the next five years where he held the positions of: Platoon Leader,
D/782nd MSB (17 months); S2/3 Operations Officer, 782nd MSB (21 months);
Division Materiel Management Officer, DMMC (12 months), and Division
Transportation Operations Officer (11 months).  He then attended the
Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course.  CPT Kind’s next assignment
was the 25th Transportation Battalion’s Commander for 584th Division
Support Team (DST) for 2nd Infantry Division located at Camp Red Cloud,
South Korea (12 months).  Upon return from Korea, CPT Kind then served as
the 82nd Abn Division Support Command Personnel Officer (12 months) at Ft
Bragg and in Iraq.

Lee Kind’s military education includes:  Transportation Officer Basic Course,
Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, Combined Armed Schools
Qualification (CASQ), Automated Air Load Planning Course, Battalion
Maintenance Officer Course, Airborne, Air Assault, and Jumpmaster schools.

Lee Kind’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious
Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with two
Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters,
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism
Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, National Defense Service
Medal w/ bronze star, Army Service Ribbon, Air Assault Badge, German
Armed Forces Efficiency Badge in Gold, Venezuelan Parachutist Badge, Royal
Thai Air Force Parachutist Badge, and the Master Parachutist Badge.