2015 Fed 100

Federal 100: Brig. Gen. Garrett S. Yee

Garrett Yee

Name: Brig. Gen. Garrett S. Yee
Title: Commanding General
335th Signal Command
and C4I Director
Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve
Agency: U.S. Army

Operation Inherent (Tech) Resolve. Yee was the person behind a revived communications infrastructure in Iraq that made possible the U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in 2014. "We used to have quite the network [in Iraq], and when we left in 2011, we took it all with us," Yee said. From his post in Kuwait, he had satellite communications terminals placed throughout Iraq and dispatched a set of portable tools -- including routers and switches -- that can be assembled in two hours to support military operations.

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