Lee B. Vining
Lee offers Veteran Services and serves as our Home Solutions Specialist to former servicemen and women and their families in the Greater Greenville area. Lee believes “America’s heroes deserve the best representation to help navigate all the intricacies required to fulfill their dreams of owning their home.” Following the terror attacks of 9/11, Lee felt compelled to join the military. At Ft. Lewis in Washington state, Lee served the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3/21 Infantry, Charlie Company. It was from Ft. Lewis that Lee was deployed for the first time to Mosul, Iraq where he would spend twelve months. Upon his return, Lee was assigned to Ft. Bragg in North Carolina, where he served in the 82nd Airborne Division. With the 82nd Airborne, Lee deployed to Iraq for the second time, this time to Baghdad and then to Haiti. After serving for ten years, Lee had no choice but to leave the Army due to medical conditions, but he refused to let his injuries stand in the way of service. Lee relocated to Greenville, where he dedicated himself to developing and implementing a justice program for Veterans at the Greenville Detention Center. Since its start, the program has offered nearly 800 veterans the opportunity to enroll in VA medical services, find employment, connect with counseling services, and return to normalcy stateside. Lee has since partnered with Upstate Warrior Solution to help veterans find emergency, temporary, or permanent housing in our community. With a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice from Troy State University of Alabama, Lee manages the Veteran’s Treatment Court, a diversion program for veterans with the 13th Circuit Court. It is not uncommon for Lee to seek out opportunities to better the lives of his fellow veterans. Often Lee and his wife Teresa meet homeless veterans in Greenville and get them matched with VA medical services as well community resources.