Ed Lewis is currently the Command Master Chief for the Coast Guard’s Deputy Commandant for Mission Support. This 17,000-person organization provides oversight of human capital, life cycle engineering and logistics, acquisitions, information technology and security. His technical background includes regulatory enforcement and leading engineering departments on patrol boats and stations, including environmental compliance and safety measures. From 2012 -2016, he was directly responsible for the professional development, force structure and outcomes of the Coast Guard’s largest engineering rating.
Ed served as the principal administrator of the Chief Petty Officer’s Academy, a Company Chief at the Coast Guard Academy and holds a Master’s Degree in Human Service Counseling / Military Resilience from Liberty University. In addition to managing academic and technical development requirements, he volunteered to serve on several high impact teams, including the Commandant’s Leadership Advisory Council, Outlook Vision Team (10 year Strategy), Royal Navy and US Coast Guard future technical support study, and the core team for the Evergreen Project (25 year Strategy).
Ed has extensive experience on Pacific Islands and saw firsthand the impact of plastics on wildlife, the culture of indigenous Oceana peoples and the environment. He spends his free time with his wife, Michelle, enjoying the outdoors.