(USA, Retired, USMA 1974)
Former Delta Squadron Commander; Former CEO, Triple Canopy
Leadership, team building, strategic planning and execution
Lee A. Van Arsdale has served as a Soldier and business executive. As a Soldier, his assignments were primarily in Special Forces, with 11 years spent in the First Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (Airborne). In the course of his 25-year Army career, Lee served in three combat zones in leadership positions, and was decorated for valor with the Silver Star and with the Purple Heart for wounds received in combat. Additionally, he participated in numerous classified operations, on a global scale, while in a leadership capacity. Following his military career, Lee was the Assistant General Manager for National Security Response at the Bechtel Nevada Corporation; he incorporated Unconventional Solutions, Inc., a private consulting firm; he was the founding Executive Director of the University of Nevada Las Vegas Institute for Security Studies, was the Chief Executive Officer of Triple Canopy, Inc., an integrated security solutions company, and the Chief Executive Officer of Creative Radicals, a software company. He now serves on the boards of select companies.
Excellence in Writing Award from the Army War College Foundation for a paper entitled The Use of Special Operations Forces in the Counter-proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Military awards and decorations mentioned above, plus the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, MasterParatrooper Wings, Master Military Freefall Wings, Air Assault Wings, Ranger tab, and Special Forces tab.
M.S., University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO
U.S. Armed Forces Staff College
U.S. Army War College
B.S., United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
The Station Foundation, Special Forces Association, Special Operations Association, Association of the U.S. Army, National Rifle Association, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, International Security Management Association, Mensa, Joint Services Special Operations Fund