Donald (Lee) Singleton - Institute for Security Governance
Faculty, Education & Professional Practice Division
Rear Admiral (Ret.) Lee Singleton joined the Institute for Security Governance (ISG) in January 2017 as a Senior Lecturer in the Education & Professional Practice Division. Mr. Singleton is ISG’s Logistics Capability Functional Lead and is responsible for the logistics elements of ISG's security cooperation mission.
Prior to joining ISG, Mr. Singleton served over 30 years in the United States Navy and Joint Duty assignments. His most recent assignment was Director for Logistics, US European Command in Stuttgart, Germany. In that role, he was responsible for formulating and executing EUCOM's logistics plans and support to operations, and the logistics security cooperation plans and programs. Prior assignments include director for Logistics, Fleet Supply and Ordnance for the US Pacific Fleet, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; Chief of Staff to Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; commanding officer of the Navy's largest Fleet Logistics Center in Norfolk, Virginia; and Chief of Staff for Director of Logistics (J4), The Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pentagon. Afloat assignments include supply officer, USS George Washington (CVN 73); supply officer, USS Vicksburg (CG 69); aviation supply division officer, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69); and assistant supply officer, USS Vreeland (FF 1068).
Mr. Singleton has an extensive background in logistics and support to Allies and Partners. He was selected as the inaugural Multinational Logistics Division Chief for the US Joint Chiefs of Staff and represented the US Logistics Working Group to the Nato Logistics Committee and numerous NATO and Partnership for Peace (PfP) program initiatives. He has also served as the Chairman of The Multinational Logistics Coordination Centre (MLCC), located in Prague, the Czech Republic, a multinational sponsored center for all issues related to multinational logistics cooperation. Additionally, he has chaired the US working group for the Pacific Area Senior Officer Logistics Symposium (PASOLS) in support of bi-lateral and multi-lateral logistics cooperation throughout the Pacific.
A graduate of Troy University in Alabama, Mr. Singleton was commissioned through Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the College of William & Mary in Virginia, and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He is a graduate of the Columbia University Senior Executive Program and the Stanford University, National University of Singapore Program for International Management.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Defense Logistics
- Budgeting & Resource Management
- Security & Defense Planning
- Human Resource Management
- Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Response