Lt. Cmdr. Jon Lee-Werner grew up in Havre, Montana and graduated from the US Naval Academy in 2003 with a degree in systems engineering. He attended flight school at Vance AFB, Oklahoma and NAS Milton, Florida. He earned his wings as a helicopter pilot in 2005.
His first tour was with the HSC-25 Island Knights in Guam. While there, he deployed with the LHD-2 Amphibious Readiness Group out of Sasebo, Japan as a member of the SAR detachment. After completing his WESTPAC tour, he deployed to Kuwait with the 2515th Naval Air Ambulance Detachment, supporting MEDEVAC operations in Southern Iraq and Kuwait.
From 2008 - 2011, he instructed new helicopter pilots at HSC-2 in Norfolk, VA. While there he also participated in Haiti disaster relief and earned his MBA from the Naval Post Graduate School.
Following his instructional tour, he volunteered for a GWOT Support Assignment in Afghanistan, operating as part of a team that supported US Forces with tactical document and media exploitation. Upon completion of that tour, he was temporarily stationed at Point Mugu, CA as the Aviation Safety Officer for NBVC.
In 2013, he was selected for operational department head and moved back to Norfolk, VA to join the HSC-26 Chargers. While there, he served as the Officer-in-Charge of the Desert Hawks in Bahrain - a four helicopter detachment supporting 5th Fleet logistics. He finished his tour as the squadron operations officer.
Upon hearing there was an opening at NBVC, he eargerly accepted the orders and moved back to Ventura County to become the Officer-in-Charge of San Nicolas in November 2016.