Staff Sgt. Jongyoon Lee


I was born in Madison, Wisconsin. I grew up in South Korea and moved to Louisville, Kentucky.

I joined the U.S. Army while I was a senior in high school as an Army Reserves bandsman (100th Army Band, Fort Knox, Kentucky). I joined the active Army band field in 2010. I was stationed with the 8th Army Band in Seoul, South Korea (2010-2013), and with the 1st Cavalry Division Band at Fort Hood, Texas (2013-2015). I joined the West Point Band in September of 2015.


Minho Kim, Craig Wagner, and mostly Google and YouTube


Stevie Ray Vaughn, Robben Ford, Guthrie Govan, Brent Mason, Paul Gilbert, Kiko Loureiro, and the list goes on…

When did you join the Army?

October 12, 2007

What are you working on?

Being a better guitar player. I’ve also been learning some mandolin, banjo, and pedal steel.


I knew I wanted to be a musician when…

I heard “Little Wing” by Stevie Ray Vaughn for the first time.