Major Afua O. Boahema-Lee joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in July 2022 as a military fellow. Major Boahema-Lee was born in Atlanta, GA, raised in Ghana, West Africa and is fluent in Twi.

Major Boahema-Lee enlisted in 2004 in the United States Army Reserve as a 92G Food Specialist and later commissioned in 2009 into the Army Reserve as a Medical Service Corps Officer.

Upon commissioning, Major Boahema-Lee was assigned as a recruiter with Auburn University at Montgomery, Alabama. Her key assignments include Healthcare Administrator with the 7233rd Medical Support Unit, Tuskegee, Alabama, Command Safety Officer with the 807th Medical Command in Salt Lake City, Utah, Force Development Officer with the 807th Medical Command, Salt Lake City, Utah, Medical Operations Officer with United States Army South, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Medical Logistics Officer with Army South, Fort Sam Houston Texas, Company Commander with 3rd MCDS, Atlanta, Georgia, Medical Planner with the 807th MCDS, Salt Lake City, Utah, Officer in Charge for a Medical Recruiting Unit in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Career Field Management Manager with United States Army Reserve Command (USARC) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Prior to joining DKI APCSS, Major Boahema-Lee served as the Branch Chief for TASS Branch with USARC, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Major Boahema-Lee’s military education includes the AMEDD Officer Basic Course, AMEDD Officer Advanced Course, Army Force Management Course, Support Operations Course, Manpower and Force Management Course, Health Service Human Resource Course, Medical Logistics Course, Air Assault Course, USSOUTHCOM JTF Life Cycle Course, Sperandio, Plan Operations and Intelligence Course, Pre-Command Course, Joint Medical Planning Tool, Joint Medical Operations Course Phase 1, Joint Medical Operations Course Phase 2, Health Service Plan, OPS, INT, SEC & TRNG Course, S2, Master Resilience Training Course, Naval Command and Staff College and HQDA Strategic Broadening Seminar.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology Education, a Masters in Health Care Administration from Trident University and a Master of Arts in Defense and Strategic Studies from the Navy War College.

Major Boahema-Lee’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with a Bronze star, NATO Medal, and the Air Assault Badge.