Ben Lee is a First Lieutenant in the United States Army. He deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, between 2010 and 2011 with the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, where his unit worked to develop governance, build infrastructure, and promote stability between community leaders. His unit was greatly indebted to translators like Aminullah for their skill and bravery in the field. Mr. Lee has since left active duty, and presently attends Brooklyn Law School.