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Civil Affairs Sergeant
Civil Affairs Team A February 2006- May 2007
As project manager, SFC Lewis provided efficient oversight of the construction of the 3,000 square foot facility for the Civil Military Support Element and other joint personnel billeted in Tingo-Maria, Peru. SFC Lewis' efforts, in adverse geographical surroundings and in continuous danger, saved over $1,000,000 by eliminating unnecessary construction costs. In addition, his actions extended operations for CMSE-Peru elements in multiple areas of operations in the Upper Huallaga Valley with government partners conducting eradication and alternative development operations in an area spannning over 950,000 square miles. SFC Lewis' sacrifice and work as an ambassador of the United States greatly improved the community involvement relationship.
o professionally planned and orchestrated training during annual training for over 200 457th Civil Affairs Battalion Soldiers and its subordinate units in FY 10
o helped joint public affairs staff prepare for inspection and achieved an "Excellent" in Records Management
o as acting CA Team Chief for DST Zormat, Afghanistan, he arranged numerous Key Leader Engagements (KLEs) with province governors
o served as the Contracting Rep; ensured contractors complied with all aspects of the contracts, phases were completed on schedule, and no additional costs
o revived a failing high visibility project when the project's sponsor could not support it, brought electricity to outer city
Civil Affairs NCO
o stepped up to lead the Joint Task Force Civil Support public affairs directorate on numerous occasions during deployment to Op NOBLE EAGLE
o played a vital part in uploading all CIM data to the UROC server
o managed the emergency evacuation of sensitive items from Santa Barbara unit as uncontrolled forest fire approached, saved over $500K worth of equipment, preserved mission readiness