Lee Clanton’s love of animals began
at a very young age assisting his uncle in caring for animals on his
grandmother’s small farm in Fieldale, Virginia.
In 1998, he attended the United States
Armed Forces Military Working Dog Handler Course in San Antonio,
Texas. Upon completion of this course, he was assigned to the Naval
Security Forces Diego Garcia as a Kennel Master where he was
responsible for the training, health and welfare, and day-to-day
operation of two K9 detection teams.