Rear Admiral (Ret.) Lee Singleton is the Provost of the Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU), a
component of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) and the Department of Defense’s
Center of Excellence for Security Cooperation education. DSCU’s mission is to meet the current and
future global Security Cooperation (SC) mission by providing the education, training, research, and
workforce analysis required to develop an agile, certified, and experienced U.S. Government SC
workforce. DSCU also implements institutional capacity building, SC education, and related programs
and initiatives with U.S. allies and partners. DSCU oversees three key DSCA components: the School of
Security Cooperation Studies; the Institute for Security Governance (ISG); and the Defense Institute of
International Legal Studies (DIILS).
Mr. Singleton’s prior posting was logistics lead for the Institute for Security Governance (ISG) where he
served since January 2017. His duties encompassed all aspects of education, training, and Institutional
Capacity Building (ICB) for partner nations in every Geographic Combatant Command (GCC) area of
responsibility. Prior to joining ISG, Mr. Singleton served over 30 years in the United States Navy and
Joint Duty assignments. His last active duty 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
Mr. Singleton has an extensive background in logistics, operational planning and human capital strategy.
He has held numerous senior positions in direct 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 multilateral logistics cooperation throughout the Pacific.
His 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).
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, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Executive Program, and the Stanford
University, National University of Singapore Program for International Management.