Lee J. Mathers is a former Surface Warfare Officer with an intelligence subspecialty. He attended the University of Utah, Central Michigan University, and the Defense Intelligence School, the last followed by intelligence duty in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. He has written for the magazines Proceedings and Naval History, and was a key researcher for the Naval Institute book Project Azorian by Mr. Polmar and Michael White. He now resides in Canada—working with Mr. Polmar on another book.

Articles by Lee J. Mathers

Lieutenant Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard on board the Trieste

The First Deepest Dive

By Norman Polmar and Lee J. Mathers
January 2020
This month marks the 60th anniversary of the Trieste’s 35,797-foot dive into the Challenger Deep.

The Navy's Deep-Ocean Grab

By Lee J. Mathers and Lieutenant Commander Beauford E. Myers, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2013
The U.S. Navy’s retrieval of sunken spy-satellite film was a race against the clock—a race both ambitious in scope and clandestine in nature.

Books by Lee J. Mathers