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March 4, 2009 > Ohlone College Trustee promoted to Colonel

Ohlone College Trustee promoted to Colonel

Submitted By Gosia Gizycki

Garrett Yee announced Wednesday evening that he has been selected for promotion to Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, as noted in the Congressional Record dated February 23, 2009. Yee, who has been a trustee since December 2002, has been twice activated for full-time duty, for a total of 26 months, including a deployment to Iraq from July to December 2006. This makes him one of only a few elected officials who has served in Iraq.

He has since written a book about his experiences in Iraq titled "Greetings from Iraq," which is available through online book sellers such as Barnes and Noble and Amazon. In his current assignment, Yee is a Group Commander in charge of approximately 1300 soldiers stationed throughout the southwestern states and Hawaii.

Yee remains active in community affairs in the Tri-cities area, including active participation in Citizens for Better Community (CBC) and in Boy Scout leadership. He lives in Fremont with his wife Maria and their three children.

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