C.L. Lucas (Christopher Lee) was born in New Iberia, Louisiana in ’69 growing up along the Bayou Petite Anse, a few miles from Avery Island where Tabasco sauce is made. He enlisted in the Navy after high school, served in the Gulf War before attending Ole Miss on scholarship where he received a B. A. in Journalism. After commissioning as an Ensign in the Navy, Lucas proceeded to flight school, earned his wings and cruised twice on the USS Truman. His Navy commitment complete, Lucas transitioned to the Air Force to fly B-52s from Barksdale, AFB, before commanding the 3rd BCT, 3rd ID TACP. During this time, Lucas deployed to Iraq then Afghanistan earning a Bronze Star and Combat Action Medal while supporting Combined Joint Special Operations Forces, Afghanistan (CJSOTF-A). Lucas received an M. S. in strategic studies before retiring from the military at the rank of Major after 24 years of service. He and his wife Carmen live with their three children in Helotes, Texas.