CMDCM Brad Lewis was born in Fort Collins, Colorado. He graduated from Rocky Mountain High 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 Candidate 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 an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts, a Baccalaureate Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management, a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management, and a Master Training Specialist certification. He is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy (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 a Naval Aircrewman, an Enlisted Air Warfare Specialist, and Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist.