CW5 Michael L. Lewis, Jr.
Chief Warrant Officer Five Michael “Myke” Lewis, Jr. is originally from Arcadia, North Carolina. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1989, serving in the 519th MI Battalion at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, as an interrogator and Persian-Farsi linguist. Lewis holds a Bachelor of Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Lewis is qualified in the UH-1H, OH-58A/C, the AH-64A/D/E, and a graduate of the SERE school, Airborne course, Air Assault school, Primary Leadership Development Course, Instructor Pilot Course, Aviation Master Gunner Course, Instrument Flight Examiner Course, and Dutch Language Course.
After serving in Operation Restore/Continue Hope in Somalia, Lewis completed IERW in 1994 and was assigned to 3-101st AVN, 101st Airborne Division where he served as a pilot in command and flight lead and continued those duties while assigned to 3rd Squadron, 6th U.S. Cavalry at Camp Humphreys, Korea in 1997. In 1998 he was then assigned to 1-3 AVN, 3rd Infantry Division at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, serving as an instructor pilot and deployed to Kuwait and Iraq in January 2003 in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. In 2004 he was reassigned to 3-6 CAV, Korea, as a standardization pilot and squadron master gunner then returned to Hunter Army Airfield to serve as a company standardization pilot and the battalion master gunner for 3-3 AVN. In 2008 Lewis was selected to represent the United States as the AH-64D Exchange Pilot with the Royal Netherlands Air Force. Lewis deployed to Uruzgan, Afghanistan, with the Dutch in 2009 in support of ISAF and served as an instructor for the RNLAF Helicopter Weapon Instructor Course. Lewis returned to the 101st Division in 2012 serving as the brigade standardization officer for the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade and deployed to Afghanistan in 2014 in support of OEF XV. After serving as the chief of standardization for the Directorate of Evaluation and Standardization at Fort Rucker, Alabama, Lewis was selected in 2017 to serve as the command chief warrant officer for 25th CAB. He recently served as the Army Aviation standardization officer, HQDA.
Lewis’ awards include: the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with Valor, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War of Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, Korean Defense Service Medal, Combat Action Badge, Army Master Aviator Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Army Staff Badge, Dutch Gevechtsinsigne, Netherlands Parachute Badge, Dutch Commemorative Medal, UN Medal Somalia, and NATO Medal. He is a recipient of the Order of Saint Michael (Silver) and the Order of Saint Barbara.