Lee joined the Marine Corps during the beginning of the 'Global War on Terror', and worked in technological repair in a Special Operations-capable support unit, completing tours in the Middle East and the Mediterranean. His unit was also one of the first to respond to Haiti, following the devastating earthquake in 2010.
Throughout Lee's career, his focus has always been on helping others. He spent four years repairing cancer therapy equipment in Northern Virginia, DC, Maryland, and West Virginia. During his time in office, he has passed bills to expand wage protections for airport workers, to lower the monthly cost of prescription insulin, and to allow Virginians to cooperatively own their own workplaces.