Sergeant Major Lewis is a native of Waterbury, Connecticut. Sergeant Major Lewis enlisted in the Marine Corps and attended basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD), Parris Island, South Carolina, in May of 1998 and was assigned to Company H, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion. He graduated in August of 1998 at the rank of Private First Class, and later attended Marine Combat Training at Camp Geiger, NC. Upon completion of MCT, he was transferred to Fort Lenard Wood, Missouri, to attend Basic Motor Transport Operator Course. He was selected for advancement, and attended the Logistical Vehicle System Course where he earned his primary MOS of 3533, Logistical Vehicle System Operator. In October of 1998, he was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal.
In December of 1998, he received orders to the 1st Force Service Support Group (FSSG), Camp Pendleton, California for duty with the 1st Transportation Support Battalion (TSB), Bravo Company. In January of 1999, he was assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Service Support Group (MSSG), Transportation Support Detachment. In September of 1999, he was promoted to the rank Corporal, and deployed to the Western Pacific where he participated in Operation SOUTHERN WATCH and Operation STABILIZE. After returning from deployment, Corporal Lewis volunteered to redeploy with the MSSG-15, and was assigned the billet of Licensing NCO for the entire Marine Expeditionary Unit, which required the rank of a Sergeant. In November of 2000, Corporal Lewis attended and graduated Corporal’s Course at Camp Pendleton, California. In August of 2001, he deployed with the 15th MEU where he served as a Section Leader and participated in the initial push of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In December of 2001, Corporal Lewis was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. In March of 2002, upon returning from Afghanistan, he was selected to be an Instructor for Devil Pups Program, where he served as the Experienced Instructor and Senior Instructor. In October of 2002, Sergeant Lewis executed orders to Drill Instructor School at MCRD, Parris Island, SC. Upon graduation, he was assigned for duty with 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, Company K, and completed two cycles as the junior Drill Instructor and four cycles as the Experienced Drill Instructor.
Upon completing a successful tour, Sergeant Lewis was transferred in February of 2006 to 1st Marine Logistics Group, 1st Combat Logistics Regiment, 1st Combat Logistics Battalion, where he served as Section Leader with Motor Transport Company. In August of 2006, he deployed in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM 05-07. In October of 2006, he was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant and was transferred to the Provincial Police Transition Team as the Motor Transport Officer and Operations Chief. While deployed in the Al Anbar Province and after several enemy engagements Staff Sergeant Lewis was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon for his performance while under hostile fire. In March of 2007, he returned from Iraq only to retrain and redeploy in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM 07-91 and 07-92. In September of 2007, Staff Sergeant Lewis successfully completed Career Course at the Staff Non-commissioned Officers Academy, Camp Pendleton, California. In February of 2008, Staff Sergeant Lewis redeployed as a Platoon Sergeant and later served as Assistant Convoy Commander, Convoy Commander, and Remain Behind Element (RBE) Company Gunnery Sergeant for Motor Transport Company. In September of 2008, he returned from deployment and was assigned as the Truck Master for Motor Transport Company. In January of 2009, Staff Sergeant Lewis received orders to Corporals Course, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, to serve as an Instructor and was later by-name requested to serve as Chief Instructor. In July of 2010, he transferred to Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 372, 3d Marine Air Wing, where he served as Motor Transport Licensing Chief, and Company Gunnery Sergeant. In August of 2011, he attended the Advanced Course, Camp Pendleton, CA, as a Gunnery Sergeant select.
In September of 2011, he was promoted and graduated the Advance Course, and returned to MWSS 372 where he would prepare to execute orders. In November of 2011, Gunnery Sergeant Lewis was transferred to 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, I Marine Headquarters Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force and served in the RBE Staff Non-commissioned Officer In Charge, Motor Transport Officer, Motor Transport Chief, and Platoon Sergeant billets. In April of 2014, he attended the Motor Transport Staff Non-commissioned Officer’s Advanced Course at Camp Johnson, North Carolina. Upon returning to his command in May of 2014, he was by-name requested to report to Headquarters Company, I Marine Headquarters Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force to serve as the Company Gunnery Sergeant. In May of 2015, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration through American Military University. In August of 2015, Gunnery Sergeant Lewis was transferred to 3d Medical Battalion, 3d Marine Logistics Group and served as the senior Motor Transport Chief and Company Gunnery Sergeant. In February of 2016 he was frocked to the rank of First Sergeant and attended the First Sergeants Course in Quantico, VA. In March of 2016, he was hand selected to serve with III Marine Expeditionary Force, III MEF Headquarters Group as the Headquarters and Service Company First Sergeant. In February of 2017, First Sergeant Lewis reported to 3d Intelligence Battalion as the Company First Sergeant for Headquarters and Support Company and subsequently assigned to Intelligence Operations Company in December of 2017. In August of 2018, First Sergeant Lewis received orders to Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group, to serve as Communications Company First Sergeant, and reassigned in January of 2020, to serve as Service Company First Sergeant. In November of 2020, he was selected to his current rank and subsequently transferred to Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California for duty as Squadron Sergeant Major.