Chester M. Lee

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Chester M. Lee, U.S. NAVY (RET.) was appointed Assistant Apollo Mission Director in August 1966. He was born in New Derry, Pa., in 1919. Lee graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1941 with a BS degree in electrical engineering. In addition to normal sea assignments he served with the Directorate of Research and Engineering, Office of Secretary of Defense and the Navy Polaris missile program. Lee joined NASA in August 1965 and served as Chief of Plans, Missions Operations Directorate, OMSF, prior to becoming Assistant Apollo Mission Director.