1stSgt. Christopher P. Lewis
First Sergeant Lewis was born on 2 July 1986 in Westerly, Rhode Island. He enlisted in the Marine Corps on 23 June 2004. He attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. After graduating recruit training he attended Marine Combat Training (MCT) at Camp Geiger, North Carolina. Following completion of MCT he attended MOS school at Courthouse Bay, North Carolina, for Basic Hygiene Equipment Operator (1171) and was meritoriously promoted to Lance Corporal.
In January 2005, First Sergeant Lewis received orders to Marine Wing Support Squadron 172 Okinawa, Japan, where he served as the Hazmat NCO. In January 2006, he served as the interior guard for Operation Foal Eagle in Pohang, Korea.
In May 2006, First Sergeant Lewis received orders to Marine Security Guard (MSG) School class 4-06, MSG Battalion, Quantico, Virginia. Upon graduation he was assigned to Region 4, MSG Detachment Santiago, Chile where he served as the Training NCO. In October 2006, he was promoted to Corporal.
In July 2007, First Sergeant Lewis volunteered for Region 2, MSG Detachment Baghdad, Iraq where he served as the React NCO. In May 2008, he was meritoriously promoted to Sergeant.
In July 2008, First Sergeant Lewis was assigned to Region 9, MSG Detachment Tegucigalpa, Honduras, where he served as the React NCO and Mess NCO. In July 2009, First Sergeant Lewis made a lateral move to Fire Support Man (0861) and received orders to 1st Marine Division, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marines, Headquarters and Services Battery as on the job training.
In February 2010, he attended MOS school at Fort Sill, Oklahoma for Marine Artillery Scout Observer Course and the follow-on school in Coronado, California for Naval Gunfire School. In July 2012, First Sergeant Lewis was promoted to Staff Sergeant and he received orders to 1st Marine Division, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, Weapons Company as the Battalion Fires Chief.
In January 2011, First Sergeant Lewis deployed on the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, Okinawa, Japan where he served as the Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines Battalion Fires Chief. He deployed to Thailand for Operation Cobra Gold and conducted humanitarian assistance for Operation Tomodochi.
In August 2011, First Sergeant Lewis received orders to 1st Battalion, 7th Marines where he served as the Battalion Fires Chief. In February 2012, he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 12.1 and conducted operation Jaws D4 and Jaws D5.
In July 2013, First Sergeant Lewis received orders to Drill Instructor School MCRD, San Diego, California. Upon graduation he was assigned to 2nd Battalion, Company E, where he served 6 cycles up to Chief Drill Instructor. In June 2014 First Sergeant Lewis was promoted to Gunnery Sergeant. In September 2015, First Sergeant Lewis transferred to Drill Instructor School, MCRD San Diego, where he where he served 4 cycles up to Chief Instructor.
In October 20016, First Sergeant Lewis received orders to 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company and deployed as a combat replacement for Task Force Al Asad 17.1 as the Fires Chief.
In February 2018, First Sergeant Lewis was frocked to his current rank and received orders to 1st Battalion, 4th Marines where he is currently serving as Weapons Company First Sergeant.
First Sergeant Lewis’ personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with gold star in lieu of third award, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with gold star in lieu of second award.