Master Chief Edward Lewis assumed duties as Command Master Chief for the Deputy Commandant for Mission Support in May 2018. The 17,000-person Deputy Commandant for Mission Support organization delivers the systems and people in support of the Coast Guard’s diverse mission sets through oversight of all human capital; lifecycle naval, aeronautical and civil engineering and logistics; acquisitions; information technology; and security.
Master Chief Lewis’s previous assignments include engineering and law enforcement duties at Station Destin, Florida, the USCGC MIDGETT, Seattle Washington, USCGC POINT DORAN in Everett, Washington; Engineer Petty Officer positions at Station Galveston Texas, USCGC POINT SPENCER and the USCGC MANOWAR; instructor at the Chief Petty Officer’s Academy in New London, Connecticut; the Coast Guard Academy as one of the first four Company Chiefs; Sector Guam in the Northern Mariana Islands as the Sector Command Master Chief; the School Chief of the Chief Petty Officer’s Academy in Petaluma, California; and leading Coast Guard’s largest engineering rating as the Machinery Technician Rating Force Master Chief. Most recently Master Chief Lewis served as the Fourteenth District Command Master Chief, with an area extending from the Hawaiian Islands, Guam, American Samoa and activities in Saipan, Singapore and Japan.
In addition to being a graduate of the Chief Petty Officer’s Academy Class 76, Master Chief Lewis graduated from the Command Master Chief course Class II and from the Army Sergeant’s Major Academy, Class 57. He served on the Commandant’s Leadership Advisory Council, as an analyst on the Outlook Vision Team (10 year Strategy), Royal Navy and US Coast Guard future technical support study, and the core team for the Evergreen Project (25 year Strategy). Master Chief Lewis holds a Master’s in Human Service Counseling / Military Resilience with Distinction from Liberty University.
Master Chief Lewis is a Permanent Cutterman with awards including three Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medals, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, three Commandant Letters of Commendation, and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.