CMDCM Brad Lewis was born in Fort Collins, Colorado. He graduated from Rocky
School in May 1988 and shipped to Basic Training in San Diego, CA
in November 1988. Upon graduation from
boot camp, Master Chief Lewis attended AE “A” school in Millington,
TN and then Aircrew
School in Pensacola, FL. After graduating from Aircrew school he was
assigned to HM-12 in Norfolk,
VA to learn to fly in the MH-53E. After completing FRAC at HM-12, Master Chief
Lewis was assigned his first permanent duty station onboard “The Mighty
Vanguard” of HM-14 in Norfolk,
VA where he has served a total of
four tours during his career.
CMDCM Lewis’ other assignments include: AIMD, NAS Brunswick,
ME; Airborne Mine Countermeasures Weapons System Training School (AWSTS),
Norfolk, VA; and the United States Naval Academy where he served as a Senior
Enlisted Leader for the 1st Company in the Brigade of Midshipmen.
Selected for the Command Senior Chief Program in April 2010,
Master Chief Lewis reported for duty as the Command Senior Chief onboard the
USS KAUFFMAN (FFG-59) in February 2011 and was subsequently promoted to Command
Master Chief. After a highly successful
tour onboard KAUFFMAN, he reported to his next duty station as the Command
Master Chief for the “TRIDENTS” of HSC-9.
During his time at HSC-9, Master Chief Lewis embarked onboard the USS
GEORGE H. W. BUSH (CVN-77) for their historic nine-month combat deployment where
the “TRIDENTS” provided direct support to OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM and
OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE.
CMDCM Lewis’ academic achievements include a Bachelor’s
Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management, and a
Master Training Specialist certification.
He is a graduate of the Senior
(Class 136, Gold), and the CMC/COB course (Class 80).
CMDCM Lewis’ person awards include: Meritorious Service
Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (Fifth Award), Navy Achievement Medal (Fifth
Award), and various other unit commendations.
He is qualified as an Enlisted Air Warfare Specialist, an Enlisted
Surface Warfare Specialist, and a Naval Air Crewman.