Major Stuckey is from Montgomery, Alabama. He received his early education from Trinity Presbyterian School, and transferred to Marion Military Institute in Marion, Alabama where he graduated high school in 1998. He enrolled in Auburn University in 1998 and spent a year in college before enlisting in the Marine Corps as a Machine Gunner. He graduated Parris Island as an Honor Graduate and received the rank of Lance Corporal. He graduated at the top of his class at both the School of Infantry and Machine Gunner School in December of 1999. Upon completion, he returned to Lima Company 3rd Battalion 23rd Marines in Montgomery, AL in order to finish college to pursue a Commission. Lee deployed to Iraq with Lima Company, 3/23, and was attached to an infantry line platoon executing patrols and raids. During his time in Iraq, he learned to communicate in Arabic, worked with the only Arabic interpreter assigned to the company, and acted as an interpreter and translator for his platoon. Upon Lee’s arrival to the States, he returned to Auburn in 2004 to finish school, and was reassigned as an Operations Chief to the 4th FSSG in Marietta, GA. While a Sergeant in Marietta, he assisted in running the battalion armory, taught small arms and crew serve weapons classes, and instructed Martial Arts to Marines in Headquarters Battalion, 4th FSSG. Along with his deployment to Iraq, he was also involved in Operation Cornerstone in Albania and Cobra Gold in Korea working with different militaries, teaching weapons classes and running patrols.
Sergeant Stuckey graduated from Auburn University in 2004, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a concentration in Logistics. He attended the Officer Candidates School in the winter of 2005 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant. Following graduation in January 2006, 2nd Lieutenant Stuckey attended the Logistics Officer’s Course before joining 2d Marine Division as the Platoon Commander and Executive Officer for Truck Company. Truck Company deployed in January 2007 to February 2008 and conducted Third Country National (TCN) escort missions as well as numerous tactical convoys throughout central Iraq. Upon returning from his second deployment, Lee began teaching Mixed Martial Arts to Marines with PTSD from the Wounded Warriors Battalion to assist them in dealing with their stress. Through this outreach he realized that this was a way to reach out to individual Marines and identify possible suicidal issues. He continued this program in order to give the Marines a positive outlet through martial arts as opposed to alcohol or substance abuse.
During his third deployment, he was certified as a Level 3 Army Combatives Instructor, where he taught and certified over 200 Soldiers in Modern Army Combatives. He served for 40 months on Recruiting duty until September of 2012 with the Recruiting Station in Montgomery, AL. He functioned as the Operations Officer and then as the Executive Officer.
In 2010, while in the Montgomery area, Captain Stuckey started America’s Heroes Enjoying Recreation Outdoors (AHERO). AHERO brings in Wounded Veterans from all over the United States to mentor and assist with the rehabilitation of those who have sacrificed so much for our Country in an effort to assist with suicide prevention. He still serves as the Chief Executive Officer for AHERO and to date; the nonprofit has supported over 1200 Veterans in just 7 years.
Captain Stuckey attended the Army Logistics University Captain’s Career Course where he graduated March 15, 2013. While attending this course he trained over 500 Soldiers in Modern Army Combatives, established a Toys-for-Tots Drive, and conducted numerous suicide awareness speeches. Captain Stuckey served as the Commanding Officer for Transportation Support Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, 2d Marine Logistics Group from May 2013-February 2014. Following his Company Command time he became the detachment Commander for the Logistics Combat Element for Black Sea Rotational Force 14.3 in Romania. Once he arrived there, 2d Battalion 2d Marines Battalion Commander made him the Support Center Director, where he managed all of the logistics for 2d Battalion 2d Marines.
Once he returned from Romania he moved to the 2d MLG G-3 where he served as the Deputy Current Operations Officer from May 2015-January 2016 until he was going through issues dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and a Traumatic Brain Injury from being injured in past deployments. Major Stuckey has now completed a seven month medical treatment program at the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic and Wounded Warrior-East and has returned to full duty. Major Stuckey is currently stationed at the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab in the Wargaming Division, where he serves as an Action Officer. He received his Master’s degree from Marshall University with a focus in Leadership Studies, where he was also accepted into the National Honor Society due to academic excellence.
Major Stuckey’s personal decorations include the Bronze Star, a Purple Heart for wounds received in OIF 06-08, a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with a "V” for Valor and one Gold Star, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and an Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.