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Posted 8/15/2018

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Maj. Kevin Lewis, the Louisville District’s new deputy commander, brings with him years of experience in engineering management. 

Before arriving in Louisville, Lewis was deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan, and served as the Director of Plans for the Combined Security Transition Command, an organization responsible for funds directed to the Afghan Government and Armed Services. Lewis started with the district in July 2018, but his career with USACE began in May 2016, as the aide to Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, USACE Commanding General and 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers. 

In Lewis’ new role, he is determined to set the foundation for Semonite’s three goals for the organization — to deliver the program, strengthen the foundation and achieve the mission — by working behind the scenes to help Louisville District continue success. 

“I think of this organization as a duck that sits on water going from point A to point B,” said Lewis. “The Louisville District Commander Col. Gant is the head of the duck looking out and who has the vision, the Deputy District Engineer is the tail of the duck moving us along and I am the feet under the water kicking away.” Lewis explained the hard working machinery of this organization that often goes unseen is what keeps the water calm at the surface. 

Louisville District’s diversity of people and its mission are what Lewis is most excited about. “With my background being 100 percent tactical Army, it is refreshing to see different people and their different ways of thinking,” said Lewis. “I also worked with Col. Gant while in Afghanistan so I am very excited to work with her again.”

 Lewis graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi, and received his master’s degree in engineering management from the University of Missouri. Lewis’ mantra is ‘faith, family and fun.’ Faith is what drives him, family keeps him on his feet and fun keeps him going. Lewis has been married for 15 years and has two sons. He is an avid sports fan from Atlanta and loves to read. Lewis also enjoys running and runs 8-10 miles every day. 

Lewis’ decorations and badges include Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Navy Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Valorous Unit Award, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award, Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab and Sapper Tab.

“I want the district to know that I am committed to ensuring this district remains the best district in the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division (LRD) and hoping LRD becomes the best division in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.”
“I want the district to know that I am committed to ensuring this district remains the best district in the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division (LRD) and hoping LRD becomes the best division in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.”