COL Tom Lewis

COL Tom Lewis

Dates of Service: Jul 1981 - Jun 2015
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  • 2LT May 85
  • 1LT Nov 86
  • CPT Nov 89
  • MAJ Oct 97
  • LTC Jan 04
  • COL Sep 09
Commissioning Source:  USMA, May 1985

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Senior Leader of progressively larger organizations during an Army career focusing on leadership, learning, and talent development. Global awareness from living overseas for 25 years. SHRM-SCP, PMP, CPTD. Talent Development Strategic Planning Succession Planning Leadership Development Process Improvement Program Management Change Management Training Delivery Quality Management Auditing

Military Experiences

Jun 2013 - Jun 2015
75th IC
Chief of Staff
Directed the day-to-day plans, operations, and resources of 16 staff directorates and provided executive guidance for five divisions spread across the nation and overseas to train senior leaders and staffs for complex operations. Developed and monitored $27,000,000 annual budget. Fostered strategic partnerships with Federal, State, Local, and private organizational officials. Hosted Congressional delegations, international executive leadership, US executive leadership, and the media to inform and promote organization’s value.
Sep 2013 - May 2015
Chief, Investment Advisory Committee
Provided executive-level leadership as the primary advisor of a joint committee to the Department of Defense Investment Board. Improved development and implementation procedures for $80,000,000,000 (billion) of annual investments in nine trust funds of a $850,000,000,000 (billion) portfolio.
Oct 2012 - Jun 2013
75th IC
Assistant Chief of Staff, G3 - Atlantic Training Division
Directed strategic planning, current operations, and training for three subordinate organizations and 494 personnel dispersed across four states. Mentored, evaluated, and supervised the daily operations for 17 staff employees. Coached, mentored, and trained senior leaders to train senior leaders and staffs for complex operations resulting in well-prepared and rehearsed procedures prior to deployment to combat.
May 2012 - Sep 2012
3rd BDE
Group Commander
Commanded three direct report branches, five staff directorates, and 114 personnel located in two states. Coached, mentored, and trained external senior leaders and staffs for complex operations and internal employees for future challenges. Designed current training and simulations operations to meet national strategic objectives.


(1 year, 1 month)
Jul 2011 - Jan 2012
Iraq ribbon
Operation New Dawn (OND)
Senior Site Lead, Contingency Operating Site Besmaya, Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq. Senior US Advisor to Commanding General of Besmaya Combat Training Center. Foreign Military Sales Training Program Manager, M1A1SA Abrams Tank.
Jan 1991 - Jun 1991
Southwest asia ribbon
Operation Desert Shield/Storm
Division Liaison Officer, 1st Brigade, 3rd Armored Division

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools
Individual & Special Skill Schools

Oct 2014

Joint Qualification Level 2

Jan 2014

FEMA IS-00700a National Incident Management System

Jan 2014

FEMA IS-00200b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incident

Jan 2014

Joint Information Operations Orientation Course

Foreign Language Skills


German (1/1)

Additional Specialization(s)
Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI or higher

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

Started in 2020

ATD Certification Institute

Job/Skill Training, Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD)

Started in 2017

Project Management Institute

Job/Skill Training, Project Management Professional (PMP)

Started in 2015

CDR Assessment Group, Inc.

Job/Skill Training, CDR Executive Coaches’ Certification

Started in 2015

Society for Human Resource Management

Job/Skill Training, SHRM-SCP